DirecTV

Rockford man arrested for sexually assaulting woman in rural Winnebago County

News
Charles Swift_1557968719518.jpg.jpg

Police say a woman was sexually assaulted in rural Winnebago County by her ex-boyfriend on Tuesday evening. 

The Rockton Police Department found a woman in need of assistance in downtown Rockton around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The female told police her ex-boyfriend forced her out of a store in Rockford and took her to the Sugar River Forest Preserve. There, she said she was beaten, strangled and sexually assaulted. She was able to escape at a gas station in Rockton. 

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted Rockton Police and Roscoe Police to arrest the suspect after a short pursuit along IL Route 2 and IL Route 75.

The suspect fought with deputies and officers while being arrested. 

Charles E. Swift, 49, faces several charges: Aggravated Domestic Battery, Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Fleeing to Elude and Driving after Revocation. 

Police say additional charges are pending.

He is being held at the Winnebago County Jail. 

For more local news, download the MyStateline app and subscribe with Alexa.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Made in the Stateline

More Made in the Stateline

Education Matters

More Education Matters

Behind the Badge

More Behind the Badge

Stateline Strong

More Stateline Strong

Trending Stories