Frederick Co. man arrested after acting erratically and threating

A 36-year-old Frederick County man who allegedly brandished a machete and made threats from the porch of his residence Thursday morning was arrested after a standoff.

The standoff drew a heavy police presence near the Dowell J. Howard Center.

Kenneth Frock, of the 100 block of Dairy Corner Place, was charged with a felony count of brandishing a machete within 1,000 feet of a school, according to Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland by phone.

Frock’s residence, which is where the standoff occurred, is located about 630 feet from the Dowell J. Howard Center, a Frederick County Public Schools career and technical education facility.

The sheriff’s department and school officials worked together to maintain safety of the students. 

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Investigation and trial ends in multiple counts of fraud

The Page County Sheriff Department and the Circuit Court of Page Country have concluded a three-year investigation and the five-day trial of Wayne and Sabrina Knott.

Under the business name of Knott Roofing, they took advance down payments for new roofs.

After several months of receiving complaints that roofs had not been completed and the Knotts would not communicate with them, the Sheriff’s Department opened an investigation.

They were convicted of nearly 100 felony counts of construction fraud, obtaining money by false pretenses, conspiracy to obtain money by false pretenses, and conspiracy to commit construction fraud.

Sentencing will begin February 14, 2024.

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