SBI Special Agents Arrest Elkin Police Officer



Raleigh, NC (September 20, 2019) – Special Agents with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation arrested a police officer with the Elkin Police Department Friday night.  Agents from the Northwestern District office arrested Sgt. Thomas Watson Rose at his home at approximately 7:50 pm Friday.  Rose was arrested without incident and charged with assault by strangulation, communicating threats, simple assault and three counts of assault on a female.  Rose was booked at the Surry County Jail.  After going before a magistrate, he was given a $120,000 secured bond.  The investigation began at the request of Surry County District Attorney Ricky Bowman after an incident was brought to his attention by officials at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital that happened on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

We'd like to thank the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office and the Surry County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance.  No additional information is available at this time.  Please contact the Surry County Sheriff’s Office for a mug shot. 

CONTACT:  Angie Grube, SBI Public Information Director