Contact Us

Brooklyn Center Man Flees Custody at Benton County Courts After Sentencing

Benton County

FOLEY — A struggle at the Benton County Courts Facility happened just after 11:00 a.m. today (Thursday) as a man refused to go into custody.

36-year-old Dontae Frazier, of Brooklyn Center was in a courtroom on a probation violation.

Frazier was sentenced to 86 months in prison and was being taken into custody immediately.

When the courtroom bailiff attempted to take Frazier into custody, he fled the courtroom. Frazier ran into the hallway where a struggle began as he refused to obey the bailiffs instructions.

A taser was used on Frazier and he was finally taken into custody.

Frazier is being held at the Benton County Jail awaiting transport to prison for his probation violation.

Frazier also awaits pending charges of Escape from Custody and 4th Degree Assault.

Additional details from the Associated Press:

The Benton County Attorney put his high school football skills to the test when he chased down and tackled a man who was trying to flee the courthouse.

Philip Miller tells the St. Cloud Times (http://on.sctimes.com/1hjgz0A ) he was in the courtroom Thursday during the sentencing of a man who faced a lengthy prison in a drug case.

Miller noticed the man seemed agitated, so he went to get another bailiff as a precaution. Then, he saw the man run out of the courtroom and come toward him in the hallway.

The defendant was headed toward the exit when Miller says he “took him out at the knees.” Miller’s eyeglasses broke during the incident, but he wasn’t hurt.

He says his old coach at Apollo High School would have been proud.

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!