Mid-Michigan homicide suspect caught in Minnesota being held wit - WNEM TV 5

Mid-Michigan homicide suspect caught in Minnesota being held without bond

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MIDLAND COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

The suspect wanted in connection with the death of an elderly Mid-Michigan woman who was found in her burned home has been arraigned on unrelated charges.

Gregory Allen Rose was arraigned in Midland County on Nov. 23.  He was caught in Minnesota last week after a dramatic car chase.

The prosecutor said the charges  stem from an incident that happened before Connie Pajunen's death.

Rose is being investigated for the 67-year-old's murder. Pajunen was discovered dead inside her burning home on the 300 block of S. Castor Road in Midland County's Greendale Township earlier this month.

Investigators believe her home was set on fire intentionally.

Rose, 46, was taken into custody in Carlton County, Minnesota on Nov. 16. He was in a stolen Army Corps of Engineers vehicle and rammed several patrol cars before law enforcement was able to take him into custody.

He is being charged with multiple crimes in Minnesota as well.

Investigators are still looking for the stolen Ford Escape that was taken from the victim's home.

Rose was recently paroled from a 30 to 60 year sentence for armed robbery and criminal sexual conduct. He also had prior convictions of unarmed robbery and escape/assault of a jail employee.

MSP Lt. David Kaiser said police are glad he's been caught before anyone else got hurt.

"We worked around the clock to locate him and bring him to justice before we had another victim," Kaiser said.

Rose is being held in the Midland County Jail without bond.

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