Violent Sex Offender Arrested at Waynesboro City Park


   Earl Eugene Rose, age 57, of Murfreesboro, TN, was arrested on Monday, April 19th on a charge of violation of the sex offender registry law. Lt. Jeremy Staggs of the Waynesboro Police Department, who was off-duty at the time, was allegedly approached by Rose at the Waynesboro City Park while Lt. Staggs was in his personal vehicle. Lt. Staggs stated that Rose, who was unknown to him, became very aggressive toward him. Lt. Staggs contacted Officer Darren Pounders, who responded to the scene and found Rose sitting approximately 30 feet from a group of children. When Officer Pounders ran Rose’s information through the NCIC computer system, he discovered that Rose is a violent sex offender. Rose was arrested and booked into the Wayne County Jail on $25,000.00 bond.