Police: Shooting victim was violating protective order, threatened to kill

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Police say a rural Brazil man was shot twice inside a home north of the city on Monday after allegedly threatening to kill those inside.

Jeffery Frakes, 42, then left the scene with two gunshot wounds and ended up in Sullivan County Community Hospital. He was released from the hospital Tuesday and is in the Clay County Jail, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Department.

The CCSD reports that shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Monday, the department received a 911 call from those inside a residence on North SR 59 reporting they fired shots at Frakes, who was in the process of violating a protective order.

Jeffery Frakes

Frakes left the residence before the CCSD arrived, but its residents told authorities that Frakes entered the home and threatened to kill them.

"The citizen reported that they had a handgun which they began firing at Frakes in order to protect themselves," the CCSD report states. "The citizen said that Frakes ran from the house while they were shooting and a witness reported that Frakes fled southbound on SR 59."

Authorities later learned that Frakes was driving his mother's vehicle when he left the scene and was later located at his mother's home in Hymera. He was found to be suffering from two gunshot wounds and was transported to the hospital.

Later Monday, Frakes was charged with invasion of privacy for violating a no contact order.

The CCSD had been called to the SR 59 residence earlier that day after the residents reported they believed Frakes had entered the home and broken items.

Frakes was convicted of domestic battery on Nov. 5 in which he was sentenced to a year in jail, with all but 90 days suspended.

Along with that agreement, he was issued a no contact order with the victim, who lives at the SR 59 residence where Monday's shooting took place.

The victim reported that Frakes had been released from the Clay County Justice Center on Sunday after serving that sentence.

Frakes is jailed on $7,000 bond with no 10 percent allowed.

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  • I sure hope that his mother doesn't post his bail.

    This is very disturbing, that a day after his release, he was at the victim's home.

    -- Posted by Bpetes1971 on Tue, Dec 16, 2014, at 4:41 PM
  • 1.) Identify your target

    2.) Empty the magazine

    3.) Call 911

    Good job

    -- Posted by Conservative Dad on Wed, Dec 17, 2014, at 8:01 AM
  • Everyone should be prepared to protect themselves in their own home. Good job, residents.

    -- Posted by My Dime on Wed, Dec 17, 2014, at 2:42 PM
  • Where's the "like" button?

    He's lucky they didn't shoot to kill (which is what I would have done).

    -- Posted by Emmes on Wed, Dec 17, 2014, at 3:08 PM
  • It's really sad that the court systems don't take domestic battery very seriously. 90 days is crap and is an insult to the victim!!

    -- Posted by jcrafton311 on Sat, Dec 20, 2014, at 5:50 PM
  • A protective order doesn't protect. It's a piece of paper. Maybe make a mandatory sentence of 10 years for violation of a protective order. Put some teeth in it. As it stands, it's less than useless.

    -- Posted by catbaby on Mon, Dec 22, 2014, at 9:27 AM
  • Plus, unless the police witness the violation, there's nothing they can do (current law). What's sad is the statistics of women/children who are hurt or killed because of the protective order joke.

    -- Posted by Emmes on Wed, Dec 24, 2014, at 11:00 AM
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