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Surgoinsville couple with prolific arrest records charged with robbery, assault

Jeff Bobo • Feb 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Frost's history

Pearson's history

SURGOINSVILLE — A Surgoinsville couple may be a perfect match for each other because combined they have a total of 66 separate arrests on 108 charges in Hawkins County over the past decade.

Brandon Eugene Frost and Misty Nicole Pearson walked into Hawkins County Sessions Court together Wednesday morning for arraignment on separate, unrelated charges.

During the court proceedings, however, they were surprised to be served with new arrest warrants — as co-defendants for the first time — charging them with robbery and aggravated assault for allegedly beating a man and stealing two cell phones and a hat.

Frost is also accused of biting the victim’s finger almost completely off.

Since 2005, Frost, 28, 103 Forest View Drive, Surgoinsville, has been arrested 43 times in Hawkins County on 63 separate charges. His longest stretch in jail was 242 days for aggravated assault in 2011.

He appeared in Hawkins County Sessions Court on Wednesday for arraignment on charges placed last week by the Surgoinsville Police Department including arson, insurance fraud and filing a false report.

Since 2003, Pearson, (aka Misty Nicole Burns), 31, also of 103 Forest View Drive, Surgoinsville, has been arrested 23 times on 45 separate charges. Her longest stretch in jail was 216 days last year for a variety of drug charges and probation violations.

Pearson appeared in Hawkins County Sessions Court on Wednesday to be arraigned for a driving on a revoked license arrest that occurred Sunday.

During Wednesday’s court proceedings, Frost and Pearson, both of whom were free on bond at the time, were taken into custody and served with arrest warrants by SPD Chief Jeff Hesoun in connection with an alleged robbery and aggravated assault dating back to Dec. 12 of last year.

A third defendant in this case remains at large.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit, around 1 a.m. on Dec. 12, Pearson allegedly lured her ex-boyfriend Charles L. “Buddy” Bailey to Frost’s shop at 103 Forest View Drive.

“As he (Bailey) got out of the vehicle, Frost struck him very hard in the face without provocation,” Hesoun said. “At that point Frost, assisted by Pearson and (the third suspect) continued to beat and kick the victim, causing him to be in fear for his life.”

Hesoun said Bailey, who is 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds, was outmatched by Frost, who at 6-foot-4 and 375 pounds is literally more than twice Bailey’s size.

Hesoun added, “Frost continued to kick, punch and bite the victim, nearly biting off a finger. At some point Pearson took two cell phones from Bailey, along with his hat.

Bailey managed to escape on foot and flee to Dot and Rick’s Market across the street to call for help.”

Bailey was treated at the Hawkins County Memorial Hospital for a broken nose, broken rib and nearly severed finger.

Frost and Pearson later allegedly bragged about injuring Bailey on Facebook. Hesoun said those posts were eventually erased, but not before he printed them out.

“These two are wearing out the bearings on the revolving door of justice,” Hesoun said. “I’ve heard of a match made in heaven, but this might be a match made in the other place.”

As of Wednesday night, Frost and Pearson were being held without bond in the Hawkins County jail.

Frost is scheduled for arraignment on the robbery and aggravated assault charges on Feb. 24. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on the arson, insurance fraud and filing a false report charges on April 2.

Pearson is scheduled for arraignment on the robbery and aggravated assault charges March 5. She has a trial date of March 31 for the driving on a revoked license charge.

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