By Tim Leeds/Havre Daily Newsfirstname.lastname@example.org
The Hill County Attorney's Office has reopened an investigation into the June wounding of a Havre man who the sheriff's office said was shot Friday by his estranged wife.
Angelic J. Frost, 30, was charged Monday with attempted deliberate homicide in the shooting of Dolph Frost and remains in the Hill County Detention Center on $100,000 bond. Frost was in fair condition at Northern Montana Hospital this morning.
Hill County Attorney Cyndee Peterson said today she decided to reopen the investigation of the June incident following Angelic Frost's arrest Friday.
Dolph Frost and Angelic Frost are separated and in the process of getting a divorce, a court document said.
According to a Havre police report, police received a 911 call at 11:16 p.m. June 27 that said Dolph Frost had fallen on a knife. He was taken to the emergency room at Northern Montana Hospital with a deep chest wound from a knife blade, the police report said.
The officers investigating the incident arrested Angelic Frost at 4 a.m. June 28 on a charge of assault with a weapon, the report said.
Peterson said she believed that the wound was not consistent with accounts from both Frosts that Dolph Frost had accidentally fallen on the knife. However, Peterson said, both Dolph and Angelic Frost said it was an accident, so Peterson decided she could not show probable cause that a crime had been committed and closed the case.
Hill County deputy attorney Gina Bishop said today that Dolph Frost also had superficial wounds after the June 27 incident, but the cause of those wounds was unknown.
Hill County sheriff's deputies on Friday went to a residence in the 8700 block of First Street West after Dolph Frost called 911 to report that he'd been shot, according to a court document.
Deputies found Angelic Frost sitting in a patio chair by the back door of the residence, the court document said.
Dolph Frost told deputies he had gone to the residence after Angelic Frost had called him and asked him to come over so they could "make up" and "save their marriage," the court document said.
After she had him take off his shirt so she could check him for "body wires," she told him to wait in a bedroom, the court document said.
He told deputies she walked into the bedroom with a shotgun and shot him, injuring his shoulder as he ducked, the court document said.
Angelic and Dolph Frost have both served time in the county jail for domestic assault, according to court records.
Angelic Frost served nine days in the Hill County Detention Center after pleading guilty on June 9 to assaulting Dolph Frost. She also served 45 days after pleading guilty on July 12 to assaulting him, Havre City Judge Joyce Perszyk said today.
Angelic Frost also has a pending charge of making false reports to law enforcement officers, which was filed June 14, Perszyk said.
Dolph Frost served 30 days after pleading guilty on Sept. 1 to assaulting Angelic Frost, Perszyk said.
Perszyk said Dolph Frost on Oct. 13 asked the court to issue a restraining order against Angelic Frost.
Angelic Frost also served two days in the Hill County Detention Center after pleading guilty to a disorderly conduct charge in Hill County Justice Court on June 2.
The ticket citing Frost said she was intoxicated and causing a disturbance during an argument.