(MTN News-HAMILTON) Kevin Roy Frost of Hamilton, accused of kidnapping his estranged wife earlier this week, says that he did it because she was having an affair.
Frost, 49 years old, is charged with felony aggravated kidnapping and misdemeanor partner/family member assault.
He made his initial court appearance on Thursday afternoon.
The Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a missing person early Tuesday morning.
The caller reported that Sherri Frost had been taken against her will from a friend’s home in Hamilton.
Sheriff Chris Hoffman says an investigation indicated Sherri was taken by her estranged husband, Kevin.
The Montana Department of Justice then issued a statewide Missing/Endangered Person Advisory.
Several hours later, Frost took Sherri to a hospital and turned himself in to deputies.
Hoffman said in a press release that Sherri was treated for minor injuries from the incident.
The state requested a $1-million dollar bail amount for Frost, and his defense requested a $50,000 bail.
Michael Sherwood, Kevin Frost’s defense attorney, said, “Bond is really just designed to guarantee appearance, and I just don’t see Mr. Frost as any sort of flight risk with respect to any protections that the complaining witness might want, we’re willing to go along with everything that’s been asked.”
Judge Jennifer Ray settled on a $500,000 bail.
“The affidavit for probable cause is troubling, at best,” Ray said. “But I have to credit you for taking her to the hospital and turning yourself in.”
Frost will be subject to GPS monitoring if he is released, and will not be allowed contact with Sherri Frost or their 16-year-old son.
Frost’s next court appearance is scheduled for March 1st.