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Five charges brought in domestic incident

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com

Frankfort Police Officer Brady Sorrells responded to a report of domestic violence May 26 in the 500 block of North Jackson Street and was advised by a woman that her husband, whom she said was intoxicated, had become angry when she told him she no longer wanted to be with him.

When the woman and her two children went to the garage and got into her Chevrolet Trailblazer to leave, her husband, Kyle Roberts, blocked her vehicle with his truck. He also took her keys from the ignition, according to the court affidavit filed May 30.

The woman advised Sorrells that Roberts tried to pour gasoline on the SUV – with the woman and her children inside of it – and screamed at her, “Now you will know what it’s like to lose a son,” according to the affidavit.

She told Sorrells that Roberts’ son had died recently.

The daughter was able to get her young brother and herself out of the Trailblazer, but when the woman exited the SUV, Roberts headbutted her and began to choke her. According to Sorrells, the injuries he saw were consistent with the woman’s story, said the court document, which added that the officer also spoke with the daughter, who said she feared Roberts was dousing the vehicle with gas and had struck her mom.

Officers cleared the house and found Roberts hiding in the attic where the suspect yelled, “Kill me, kill me,” many times before being apprehended. He was then taken to IU Health Frankfort’s emergency room to be check out, where he was abuse and combative with the nurses and physician, the court documents detailed.

Back at the jail, Roberts waived his Miranda rights and denied most of his wife’s account of the incident, admitting, however, to blocking her vehicle with his truck, according to the affidavit.

Roberts has been charged with four felonies, including Criminal Confinement, Domestic Battery, Strangulation and Intimidation, along with a misdemeanor count of Criminal Recklessness.