HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) A Humboldt County man who kidnapped three people will serve more than two decades in federal prison. 45-year-old George Gene Rose is being sentenced to 25 years in prison by a federal judge stemming from the kidnappings in the summer of 2000.
He took his ex-girlfriend and two others hostage at gunpoint forcing them to ride with him in a stolen pickup to southern Oregon. That’s where Rose left two of the victims stranded in a remote area while continuing to hold his ex-captive in the mountains for days. His sentencing comes following a plea deal with prosecutors in which rose admitted to kidnapping and being a felon in possession of a firearm.