MT. CLEMENS, MI. – On Friday August 23rd, 2019, at approximately 10:05am, a Macomb County Sheriff’s Deputy was assaulted by an inmate while in the lock up at the Macomb County Circuit Court building.
On August 22nd, Paul Frost, 34-years-old, of Warren, was transported to the Macomb County Jail by the Warren Police Department. Frost had been arrested by Warren Police for armed robbery. On August 23rd, Frost was transported to the Macomb County Circuit Court by Macomb County deputies to go before a Judge due to several outstanding bench warrants.
While Paul Frost was waiting to go before the Judge, he was held in a lock up facility on the third floor of the court house. Frost was wearing a “belly” chain while in this lock up facility. A belly chain is a physical restraint worn by inmates, consisting of a chain around the waist, to which the inmates hands may be chained or cuffed. There were three inmates total within the lock up facility. One of the inmates told the Deputy he was not feeling well.
The Deputy opened the lock up door to check on the inmate and was attacked by another inmate, Paul Frost. Frost had slipped out of his belly chain and struck the deputy in the head with the belly chain. Frost exited the lock up and continued to swing the metal belly chains at the deputy. The deputy was attempting to gain control of Frost, then Frost grabbed on to the deputy’s holster attempting to disarm him. Frost was unable to gain control of the deputy’s weapon.
A court house employee had sounded the alarm and several other deputies arrived at the lock up. Deputies gained control of Frost and were able to walk him to a transport unit without further resisting. He was returned to the Macomb Jail.
The Deputy has been treated for his injuries and released. The inmate was noted to have several injuries to his face prior to this assault. The inmate arrived at the Macomb County Jail with these injuries on August 22nd.
The Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Paul Frost with 5 criminal counts:
- Assault With A Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault) – felony
- Assault of Prison Employee – felony
- Police Officer – Assaulting/Resisting/Obstructing Causing Injury – felony
- Escape – From Jail Through Violence – felony
- Attempted Peace Officer – Disarming Firearm – felony
Frost was arraigned on August 27th in the 41-B District Court of Clinton Township. Frost was given a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to return to court on September 9th at 8:30am.
Based on records from the Michigan Department of Corrections, Paul Frost has 16 previous convictions for:
- Home Invasion – 2nd Degree
- Operate-Lic Sus-Allow Per Operate – 2nd
- 2 counts of Controlled Substance-Possess Narcotic/Cocaine < 25 Grams
- Operating Intoxicated/Impaired/Controlled Substance – 3rd
- Controlled Substance-Maintaining a Drug House
- Controlled Substance-Delivery/Manufacture Marijuana
- Controlled Substance-Possess Analogues
- Controlled Substance-Del/Mfg 5-45 Kg/20-200 Plants
- Controlled Substance-Possession Of Marijuana
- 4 counts of Checks w/o Account or w/o Suff Funds – Attempt
- Controlled Substance Use – Narcotic/Cocaine/Meth/Ecstasy
- Controlled Substance-Possess Narcotic/Cocaine < 25 Grams
Paul Frost was on probation at the time of his arrest. His probation began on January 10th, 2018 and that was to end in December of 2020.
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