17th Judicial DA

Defendant Pleads Guilty to Threatening Governor Jared Polis and an Adams County Prosecutor

August 28, 2023

Brighton, CO — Today, 17th Judicial District Attorney Brian Mason is announcing the guilty pleas by Jeromie Rose, 42, to Retaliation Against an Elected Official for threatening the life of Colorado Governor Jared Polis by voicemail on June 20, 2023, and Retaliation Against a Prosecutor for threatening an Adams County Prosecutor on March 12, 2023.  

June 20, 2023: 

On June 20, 2023, Jeromie Rose left two voicemails on Governor Jared Polis' front desk line of an explicit and threatening nature. In the voicemails, Rose made multiple statements that he intended to put a bullet in the Governor's head as a result of losing food stamps. The information was provided to the Colorado State Patrol and an investigation commenced. Ultimately, it was determined that Rose left the voicemails on the Governor's front desk line. 

March 12, 2023: 

On March 12, 2023, Rose left a voicemail after calling the Adams County District Attorney's Office. In the voicemail, Rose threatened to beat up an Adams County Prosecutor and said, "if I ever see him again, I probably will beat the hell out of him, if not kill him." Through the course of an investigation it was determined that Rose was the individual who left the threatening voicemail on the Adams County District Attorney's phone line. The 1st Judicial District Attorney's Office in Jefferson County was appointed as a special prosecutor in this case.  

On Monday, August 28, 2023, Jeromie Rose pleaded guilty to the following charges: 

  • Retaliation Against an Elected Official (F6)
  • Retaliation Against a Prosecutor (F4)

An Adams County District Court Judge sentenced Rose to four years of probation in both cases. The sentences will run concurrent. He will undergo a mental health evaluation and must comply with mental health treatment. 

"Public service is an honor that comes with certain sacrifices, but personal safety is not one of them,” said District Attorney Brian Mason. “The defendant’s actions here were not only outrageous, they were dangerous and they were criminal. Threatening violence against a public official fundamentally undermines the social fabric of society. Public discourse is often fraught, particularly today, but threatening or perpetrating violence is never acceptable. We will prosecute and hold accountable those who do.” 

The case involving Governor Jared Polis was handled by Chief Deputy District Attorney Alex Baker. 

The 1st Judicial District Attorney's Office handled the case involving the Adams County Prosecutor. 

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District Attorney Mason assumed the oath of office on January 12, 2021. The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office endeavors to seek justice on behalf of the citizens of Adams and Broomfield counties in felony and misdemeanor cases. DA Mason and his staff are dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system to better serve the citizens of the 17th Judicial District.

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