On October 19, 2022, at approximately 4 p.m., Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a high-speed vehicle pursuit with speeds exceeding 120 MPH entering the east side of Jefferson County on Highway 34. Iowa State Patrol and US Marshals pursuing the vehicle requested assistance in the pursuit. Jefferson County deputies spotted the suspect vehicle near Lockridge and pursued the vehicle to east side of Fairfield. Near the exit 214, the suspect vehicle lost control, crossed the median and entered the opposite side of highway, driving against traffic. The suspect vehicle ultimately came to rest on the shoulder and driver fled the vehicle on foot.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Fairfield Police Department immediately set up a perimeter consisting of several acres of farm land and timber southeast of Fairfield. Information received by local agencies was that the suspect was an out-of-state fugitive who was wanted on charges in Missouri and Kansas.
An immediate search for the suspect was conducted within the perimeter. At approximately 7:12 p.m., Sean Diontae Frost, age 22, of Kansas City, Missouri, was located and arrested. Frost is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on charges of Interference with Official Acts While Armed with a Firearm, a D Felony; Eluding, an aggravated misdemeanor; Excessive Speed, and Reckless Driving. A firearm was located within the perimeter and seized during the search for Frost. He is being held on a $10,000 cash only bond.
Frost has pending for charges of Unlawful Use/Possession of Weapon in Clay County, Missouri and Resisting Arrest Creating Substantial Risk of Injury/Death in Cooper County, Missouri. Frost is also wanted on charges of Aggravated Assault Criminal Discharge of Firearm in Johnson County, Kansas.
Assisting the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in the apprehension of Frost were Iowa State Patrol, Fairfield Police Department, US Marshals, Iowa State Patrol Air Wing, Jefferson County Conservation, Burlington Police Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Drone Unit, and the Henry County Sheriff K9 Unit.
Special thanks to the communication Specialist working dispatch at the Jefferson County Law Center for her excellent work. Additional thanks to the Fairfield Municipal Airport who offered any assistance need by the Iowa State Patrol Air Wing.
Jefferson County residents are encouraged to return to normal activities. They are further encouraged to visit Alert.Iowa.gov and sign up to receive emergency notifications. A number of residents were able to receive updates on their phone as the events unfolded yesterday evening.
You are reminded that a criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.