Judge reduces bond in assault, kidnapping case | SummitDaily.com

Judge reduces bond in assault, kidnapping case

by Jane Stebbins

BRECKENRIDGE – Edward Frisk III posted a $10,000 cash bond Monday afternoon, allowing him to leave the Summit County Jail and enroll in an alcohol and drug abuse program in Parker.

The Evergreen man is accused of assaulting his wife April 22 at a Green Mountain Reservoir campground, then kidnapping her. She was found hiding by the bed at their house after hitchhiking home from Dillon.

According to Sheriff’s Office reports, the couple had been drinking at the campground when an argument ensued. Frisk allegedly beat his wife into unconsciousness and placed her in the couple’s motorhome. She came to as they were driving eastbound on Interstate 70 near the Eisenhower Tunnel. Frisk then reportedly slammed on the brakes, causing his wife to crash into furniture and incur more injuries.

The couple then stopped by the side of the road, and Frisk’s wife ran from the motorhome. She was spotted trying to flag down another vehicle.

Sheriff’s reports indicate this isn’t the first time the couple has been involved in such altercations. Frisk’s wife reported he broke her nose earlier this spring.

As part of his bond reduction agreement, Frisk is required to enroll in an in-patient alcohol and drug treatment program, have no contact with his wife, surrender any firearms he might have and consume no alcohol or drugs.

“The quickest way to end up back in jail is to walk away from Parker Valley Hope or test positive for drugs or alcohol while you’re there,” said Summit County Court Judge Ed Casias. “If you blow it, I will issue a warrant for your arrest. I will have you back in jail. You have a lot to lose, Mr. Frisk. Let’s not jeopardize your future.”

Frisk, who has no prior criminal history, was charged with domestic violence and kidnapping, the latter of which is a Class 4 felony.

Frisk’s next scheduled court appearance, for a pre-trial conference, is set for June 11.

Jane Stebbins can be reached at 668-3998 ext. 228 or jstebbins@summitdaily.com.

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