Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Thursday arraignment set for Carthage man charged with firing semi-automatic at girlfriend, narrowly missing 3-year-old

A 9:30 a.m. arraignment is scheduled Thursday in Jasper County Circuit Court for Johnnie Lee Frost, 32, Joplin, who is accused of firing an semi-automatic rifle and a pistol at his girlfriend and narrowly missing their three-year-old child June 28.

The probable cause statement indicates Frost was acting as if he was a character in the former FX television series Sons of Anarchy, saying that the girlfriend had betrayed him.

Frost is charged with domestic assault in the first degree, endangering the welfare of a chlid, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon.

The Carthage Police Department news release is printed below:

On 6/28/17 about 30 minutes after midnight Carthage Police received a report of gunshots from the 1000 block of Regan.

Upon arrival officers spoke to the victim with the initials S.B. She reported that she is girlfriend to the suspect Johnnie Frost.

Frost became upset with S.B. and took her to their bedroom. Frost was acting as though he was taking part in a television show and was a member of a motorcycle gang. The show was Sons of Anarchy. Frost threatened S.B. with an M4 (AR15 semi-automatic rifle). He shot warning shots above her head.

When confronted by S.B.’s sister he stepped out of the bedroom. S.B.’s 7 year old daughter C.T. came into the bedroom and they shut the door.

Frost then fired about 21 shots through the door.

S.B.’s sister was able to disarm him and Frost left the house and went into the garage. He then obtained a pistol and fired four rounds back into the house. The shots narrowly missed their three-year-old child.

Frost is currently being held at the Jasper County Jail with a $500,000 cash or surety bond.

Suspect: Johnnie Frost age 32
Victim: Girlfriend age 29, female child age 7 and male child age 3.
Reported Crime: Domestic Assault in the First Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the First Degree, Armed Criminal Action, and Unlawful use of a Weapon.

No comments: