Rockford Man Arrested for Threatening Winnebago County Judge

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A Rockford man is taken into custody after making threats to harm a Winnebago County Judge.

Robert Brooks, 47, of Rockford, made threats against 17th Judicial Circuit Judge Ronald White.

Rockford Police learned of the threats to harm the judge on Monday and obtained a warrant for Brooks’ arrest. He was taken into custody and lodged at the Winnebago County Jail in lieu of bond.

Brooks is charged with threatening a public official.

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