Repeat offender back in Nevada County Jail, police say |

Repeat offender back in Nevada County Jail, police say

Jayson Rose

A Grass Valley man with a lengthy arrest history was in jail Friday on drug accusations, police said.

Jayson Edward Rose, 26, of Grass Valley, is charged with possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a controlled substance and a probation violation. He remained in the Nevada County Jail Friday on a $35,000 bond, reports state.

Grass Valley police arrested Rose after responding around 10:30 p.m. Thursday to reports of people looking into a van behind the Veterans Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn St.

An officer arrived and found Rose along with two other men, Sgt. Brian Blakemore said.

“When Rose saw the officer, he quickly stood up and dropped something in the bushes behind his back,” Blakemore said.

The men told the officer they were trying to charge their cell phones using an outlet on a light pole, he said.

Another officer then arrived and searched Rose, who’d waived his Fourth Amendment rights as a condition of being on probation. The officer found no drugs on him, but did discover packaging containing suspected methamphetamine in the bushes, the sergeant said.

“Rose was arrested on the spot,” he added.

Police charged one of Rose’s companions with being under the influence of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. The third man, found with a pipe, was cited and released for having drug paraphernalia, Blakemore said.

According to Blakemore, Rose has a history of arrests.

Court records show Rose’s first charges stemmed from vandalism and drug accusations in 2009. The vandalism charge was dropped and a judge sentenced Rose to 90 days in jail on the drug charge.

Charges have been filed against Rose every year since, excepting 2010, court records state.

Some cases — like 2015 and 2016 accusations of being under the influence of a controlled substance — resulted in convictions, court records state.

Others, which include petty theft and prowling in 2015 — were dismissed, records show.

Rose is the brother of Jordan Rose, 23, who went missing after fleeing from authorities in a Nov. 25 chase, authorities said.

Jordan Rose’s whereabouts remain unknown. Rickie Lynn Abel, a 34-year-old woman with Jordan Rose when he fled, was found March 12 in Scotts Flat Lake. An autopsy revealed she likely died from drowning, reports state.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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