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Mammoth Spring man charged with battery

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Mammoth Spring man is in the Sharp County Jail after he allegedly battered three women May 24.

Andrew Frolos Jr., 47, of Mammoth Spring is charged with second degree domestic battery, a class C felony; and two counts of third degree battery, a class A misdemeanor.

He was released from the Sharp County Jail after posting a $30,000 bond as set by Sharp County District Court Judge Mark Johnson May 26.

Sharp County Deputy Brian Coble was called to a home on Highway 175 around 8:15 p.m. May 24. Sharp County Central Dispatch had received a call that a man was threatening to kill people at a home on the highway, Coble said.

When Coble arrived at the home, he saw Frolos sitting in a pickup in the driveway, Coble said. A young girl was standing beside the truck. As Coble got out of the car, the young girl walked toward the officer. Frolos then got out of the truck and ran into the home, Coble said.

Coble then made his way to the front door and spoke with Frolos who said he didn't know why Coble had been called, Coble said.

The girl told the officer that everything was fine and told him no firearms were inside the home, Coble said. Coble then spoke with the owner of the home outside. She also said everything was OK but later told the officer, "... Brian, you don't understand. If I have him arrested he will kill me," Coble wrote in his report.

She told Coble she wanted Frolos to leave her home but didn't want him arrested, Coble said.

Coble walked back to the home and told Frolos he was going to have to leave. Frolos didn't like what he was hearing.

"I am 47 years old and nobody can tell me what to do," Frolos allegedly told Coble.

Frolos then stood up and told Coble he would leave the house after Coble left, the report said. Coble pulled his Taser gun and radioed for backup as he told Frolos to calm down, he said. Frolos told Coble to shoot him with the Taser, Coble said.

Hardy Police Officer Ashton Hester and Cherokee Village Officer Steven Rose then came to the scene. Frolos walked outside with the officers and cursed at them, Coble said. When Coble told him he was under arrest, Frolos got into the young girl's car and refused to get out, Coble said. The officers removed him from the car and handcuffed him.

"As I walked Andy to Officer Hester's patrol car he turned and spit in my face," Coble said.

After Frolos left the home, Coble noticed wounds to the owner's hand. It was later learned it was broken, he said. The owner's young daughter had a wound to her finger and another woman at the house had a wound to her eye, he said. They would not give statements about what happened. Coble also located a man in a shed outside the house.

"He stated that all he heard was a lot of screaming and yelling but didn't see anything," Coble said.

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