Man arrested after allegedly pointing BB gun at Rockford Police Officer

Local News

Photo: Rockford Police Department

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — 20-year-old Dawson Ranz was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly pointed a BB gun at an off-duty Rockford Patrol Officer.

According to police, the officer was walking near West State Street and South Court Street shortly after 1 p.m., following a court appearance. The officer, who was in full dress uniform, said he saw the driver of a gray vehicle point a gun at him before continuing south on Church Street.

Rockford Police say they stopped the vehicle in the 8300 block of Spring Brook Road and recovered a BB gun and a box of ammunition from Ranz’s car.

Ranz was charged with Aggravated Assault to a Police Officer, Unlawful Use of Weapons, and No FOID.

He was taken to the Winnebago County Jail.


For more local news, download the MyStateline app (iOS) or (Android).

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram!

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News Video

Trending Stories