A southwest Iowa man was kidnapped last week and the alleged kidnapper is now jailed. Essex Police Department’s released details about the kidnapping that occurred Thursday morning at 8:00. Forty-one-year-old Mark Edward Rose, of Omaha, is charged with 3rd degree kidnapping, extortion, burglary, and 5th degree theft.
Rose entered an Essex home with a weapon and threatened to harm the unnamed resident unless he withdrew money from his bank account and give it to him. Rose then forced the man to drive to a bank in Shenandoah. Upon entering the bank, the Essex man advised bank employees what was happening. Shenandoah Police were then called and dispatched to the bank.
They were assisted by Essex Police and the Page County Sheriff’s Department in the investigation. On Friday, Rose was placed in the Page County Jail with a $20,300 bond. The case remains under investigation. No more details have yet been released.
By Kristan Gray, KMA, Shenandoah