News and Tribune

January 20, 2014

Man threatens officer’s family during Clarksville arrest

Offender faces meth dealing charge


CLARKSVILLE — After Clarksville police took a Floyds Knobs man into custody on drug charges last week, the man threatened to kill the arresting officer’s family and burn his house down, police reported.

Harrison T. Fraley Jr., 29, Paoli Pike, told the officer, “I know where you [expletive] live. I am going to kill your [expletive] family and burn your [expletive] house down,” while being transported the Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional  Complex on Thursday, according to the probable cause affidavit.

After reaching the jail, the officer began to secure his firearm in the trunk of his vehicle before entering the facility, at which time, “ ... Fraley told this officer that he was going to take my gun and blow my [expletive] brains out,” according to the affidavit.

The series of threats came after Fraley and was arrested about 11 a.m. in the parking lot of a Clarksville apartment complex on Marshall Avenue.

Police had been dispatched to the area for a man and woman in a Chevrolet Trailblazer in possession of drugs.

The SUV was seen pulling from one parking space to another, on the officer’s arrival.

Fraley was seen in the passenger’s seat “ ... moving around the vehicle as if he was attempting to hide something,”  as the officer approached the vehicle, according to the affidavit.

A female was also in the vehicle.

Police reported Fraley did not cooperate when asked to show his hands. After the officer opened the passenger door, Fraley was seen putting a pocket knife on the vehicle’s floorboard, police reported. As the officer then forced Fraley out of the vehicle, he reportedly resisted, but the officer was able to secure him until additional police arrived.

A second officer arrived, and Fraley continued to resist, but he was overpowered and placed into handcuffs.

Police conducted a pat down, and Fraley was found in possession of  “ ... a syringe in his front pocket along with a bunch of small plastic baggies and one blue straw with what appeared to be residue of methamphetamine inside the straw,” according to the affidavit. Police searched Fraley and located three bags of a substance that field tested positive as methamphetamine.

The female gave police consent to search the vehicle, whey they reported finding two Buprenorphine pills. Buprenorphine is a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction. A cut straw was also located in the vehicle.

Fraley was preliminarily charged with class A felony dealing in methamphetamine; class B felony possession of methamphetamine; intimidation, resisting law enforcement, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of a syringe, all class D felonies; and class A misdemeanor invasion of privacy.

The woman in the vehicle, Cassandra Fraley, 24, New Albany, was preliminarily charged with manufacturing paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance, and maintaining a common nuisance, all class D felonies.

Harrison Fraley remained in the jail Monday afternoon. Cassandra Fraley had since been released on her own recognizance.

No information of either offenders’ upcoming court dates had been posted on Clark County’s online court records as of press time.