HAWKINS COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man who allegedly kidnapped and robbed an elderly man on July 30.
According to a HCSO news release, the 60-year-old victim said he arrived home around 11:45 p.m. and was walking up to his home when a man came up behind him, pushed him and hit him on the head causing him to fall to the ground.
The man, later identified as Brandon Eugene Frost, 29, 114 Skyline Drive, of Rogersville, then tied the man’s hand behind him, took his wallet and demanded the code for his ATM card.
According to the release, Frost blindfolded the man, placed him in the passenger’s seat of his own vehicle, drove to an ATM to withdraw money and then abandoned the man in another location.
The man was able to free himself from cable ties restraints, took off his blindfold and discovered he was on Devil’s Nose Road just out of Rogersville.
He then drove himself to the sheriff’s office to report the crime.
According to the release, the man had a severe laceration on his head that required treatment, as well as bruising from the cable ties.
Detectives were able to obtain surveillance video from the bank where Frost made the transaction.
In the video they saw a man who hid his face with some type of cloth mask, which fell down a moment while at the Food City in Church Hill, where he tried to use the victim’s card again.
An investigation revealed that the subject in both videos was Frost.
When officers went to Frost’s home to talk to him about the incident, they saw the victim’s bank card on a dresser, and were able to find some of the clothing and items used in the kidnapping and armed robbery in a dumpster next to his apartment.
Frost was charged with especially aggravated kidnapping, especially aggravated robbery and violation of probation. He is currently being held without bond in Hawkins County Jail.
According to the release, Frost was previously released from the jail on May 6, after serving 110 days of a two years and one day sentence.
Frost was reportedly serving time on a conviction of burglary, theft of property over $500, insurance fraud, filing a false report and vandalism.
According to the release, Frost had previously been booked into the jail around 30 times on various charges.
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