Frisbie facing more legal troubles

Friday, April 15, 2011

A former Putnam County sheriff is back in legal trouble.

Mark T. Frisbie, 40, was arrested April 8 in Plainfield and charged with public intoxication and criminal mischief following an incident at his parents' Plainfield home.

Frisbie admitted to police that he threw a flowerpot through a window of his parents' house in order to gain entry. Plainfield officer Jason Calloway had earlier responded to the home when Frisbie had been arguing with his parents.

At the time of the first response, William and Peggy Frisbie advised the officer they did not want Mark, who had been residing with them, in their house anymore.

Frisbie told the officer at the time that a friend was coming to get him from the north side of Indianapolis.

Upon learning of the incident, Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter filed a petition to revoke Frisbie's probation. He was placed on probation on May 25, 2010 following a guilty plea to driving while intoxicated and public intoxication.

At the time, the Putnam Superior Court sentenced Frisbie to one year of probation with three 48-hour periods in jail.

In the petition, Bookwalter contends Frisbie violated the terms of his probation by committing the two new offenses.

In November 2008, Frisbie was convicted in U.S. District Court of federal program theft. During his time as Putnam County sheriff, Frisbie embezzled more than $11,000 from the department, and was sentenced to two-and-a-half months in a federal penitentiary. He served that sentence in Atlanta and then spent four months of home detention before beginning a two-year term of federal probation.

Frisbie's previous alcohol charges violated his federal probation. On Jan. 22, 2010, he was sentenced to six months with Volunteers of America for that probation violation charge.

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  • Stop beating a dead horse, havent we got better things to worry about?????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    -- Posted by enough 1 on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 3:12 AM
  • Bookwalter, don't you have more important things to do rather than this?? Good grief! Enough is enough for pete's sake...

    -- Posted by oldfarmgal on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 6:41 AM
  • Pitiful..........

    ..........just pitiful......

    -- Posted by cominatcha on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 7:35 AM
  • What a sad situation. Look closely at his picture..he has aged tremendously, and the bloated look is classic of alcoholism. I agree he needs to be held accountable for his actions, but we should also keep him and his family in our prayers and lift him up for God's healing touch. Don't blame Mr. Bookwalter...he's trying to help Mark too.

    -- Posted by Momma78 on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 8:07 AM
  • the chickens have come home to roost............

    -- Posted by tru story on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 9:01 AM

    -- Posted by MORTY3 on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 9:51 AM
  • I feel so sorry for his mom and dad....they are such good people.

    -- Posted by foxtrotter on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 10:23 AM
  • What do you mean enough is enough? Why should he get a free pass?! If this were anyone else you'd all be raising your pitchforks and torches. Not to mention, if this were anyone else, the initial punishment would have been worse. You're all afraid to say it, so I will, he deserves it. Kudos to Bookwalter for staying on top of it, way to do your job!

    -- Posted by silence_dogood on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 11:31 AM
  • @enough and oldfarmgal: no, it's not enough until he stops breaking the law.

    -- Posted by Clovertucky on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 12:10 PM
  • I do respect Mr. Bookwalter and his work ethic but in cases like this where Hendricks County has stiffer charges I say let them handle it. We do have bigger fish to fry and the added cost will help neither Mark or Putnam County. I'm sure his parents would like to see Mr. Bookwalter let it be.

    -- Posted by Trying hard on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 12:49 PM
  • isnt this one of things mr. bookwalter is Paid to do? enforce the courts order. This man Mark is no better than anyone else. He has broke the law Several times and has gotten off scott free. and if your name is scott (sorry). not sure what disease he has , think its just Bad choices. some are right, we should look at ourselves and if we did what he has done would we be in prison. i think so.quit making excuses !

    -- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 1:30 PM
  • Let the person with no wrong cast the first stone. Pray for the family & Mark that he will get the help he needs. No need to trash Mark or anyone else. And NO I'm not a Frisbee fan.

    -- Posted by comment1234 on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 1:35 PM
  • Yes,the Banner and Bookwalter want to keep beating this dead horse...Is this really front page news worthy??? But when (someone) in good graces with the Banner and Bookwalter discharges a firearm inside a local lodge in Greencastle recently, the police, the Banner nor Bookwalter address it at all???? So, It's OK to fire our handguns in at least our local lodges in Greencastle... One more local law I didn't know about...and the second shooting without consequenses....

    -- Posted by kttransam on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 2:50 PM
  • Kttransam, have you checked out Channel 6 news,that also is reporting this story. So kudos to the Banner Graphic for writing the news, which is what they are suppose to do!

    -- Posted by Casey7780 on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 4:21 PM
  • Mark may have a disease related to alcohol but he should keep his butt at home and drink, so he doesn't put it on anyone else and maybe he'll stay out of trouble. HIs parents are wonderful people and even they don't want him around.

    Throw his butt in jail and leave him! Make him go thru the system like anyone else would have to do and quit showing the man sympathy.

    If he is made to be responsible for his actions, maybe next time he'll think twice.

    Keep up the good work Bookwalter!!

    -- Posted by dbltrbl on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 4:27 PM
  • kttransam...

    As far as front page worthy...sure why not, nothing else happens in this county. Also they are not beating a dead horse...he was on probation and chose to violate that probation, it is his fault, not Mr. Bookwalter's fault nor the Banner Graphic. He chose to do this. It is sad because he does need help and we all hope he gets the help that he needs. With that being said people on here that are defending him are also enabling him. No one on here is being mean or casting stones. They are stating facts (that by the way are public knowledge).

    I will continue to pray for his family. He has been given several chances to reform and it must be difficult for his family to as him to leave their home but in the long run maybe that is what he needs to see the error of his ways.

    -- Posted by girlmd on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 4:28 PM
  • This is news people. The former high sheriff of the county allegedly breaks the law again with alcohol involved. Geesh. It amazes me how people can support him.

    -- Posted by purple_heat on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 4:43 PM
  • Is this story news worthy? The Banner-Graphic misses or skips many truly news worthy stories- How about this " about a week ago 2toddlers both boys about 2 and 3 were running in and out of Tenth Street by NSSB at 8am, people kept driving around them till a lady came along and stopped and rescured the boys from traffic. As soon as she had boys safely secured she called 911 and Greencastle Police arrived and I hear they finally found the boys parents. That is the extent of my knowledge of this story but did you see anything about this? Be reporters not gossips.

    -- Posted by Trying hard on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 5:08 PM
  • Love your fellow man, we all have our demons to fight.

    -- Posted by MORTY3 on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 5:56 PM
  • y does so many people HIDE behind religion? or try to preach? the news is the news take or leave it. as far as his family, this is their son, at 40 they should of already have the strings cut and He brought this trouble to his family. they say they are good people but if our kids do wrong ,they blame it on parents being bad. a fork is a fork and a spoon is a spoon.

    -- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 9:18 PM
  • This man needs to be treated to the same punishments any of us "regular" people would receive. I had a friend that had received a DUI and while on probation for that one, got another one. This woman had the best attorney in Greencastle. She had to spend a little over 3 months in jail, then go to rehab for 3 1/2 months. Once that was over, she spent 1 year on daily reporting. Finally, after all of that, was sentenced to six more months of daily reporting and 3 years probation. The whole time staying sober. Like I previously said, he should be held accountable to the same punishments as "regular" people in this county are!!!

    -- Posted by ruserious27 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 2:54 AM
  • Oh, and if I would feel truly sorry for anyone, it would be his ex-wife and his family. Embarrassing.

    -- Posted by Mercidos on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:36 AM
  • anxel:lets not go into the x-wife. what ever happen to stand by ur man not.... well check the track record. and didnt his parents Kick him out that day ? they are not victims

    -- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 10:16 AM
  • Lovely, Banner took my post down. I guess calling the bible a work of fiction did it? As for the ex and parents, I'm pretty sure they tried as much as they could. You'd have to be at your breaking point if you didn't want your own son in the house. But to the Banner, thanks for the censorship.

    -- Posted by Mercidos on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 10:04 PM
  • To the BANNER GRAPHIC Editorial Staff...

    Please do away with this "COMMENTS" option on articles such as these.

    We don't NEED this kind of trash talk in our society today for everyone in the world to view that has access to internet.

    -- Posted by hopon2 on Sun, Apr 17, 2011, at 8:12 AM
  • ^

    YES! Anyone with an opinion, needs to go!

    Throw the book at Frisbee, screw that break the book over his head, maybe he'll learn.

    -- Posted by Mercidos on Sun, Apr 17, 2011, at 1:22 PM
  • It very simple people.....If you do the Crime , you do the time...!!!

    I think people in this small town forget this sometimes. I don't car who you think you know.

    -- Posted by boogie2010 on Sun, Apr 17, 2011, at 6:45 PM
  • Something needs to be done, before he commits a tragedy.

    -- Posted by YNOTU2 on Mon, Apr 18, 2011, at 3:07 PM
  • Just the facts ma'am.

    -- Posted by VeggieMD on Mon, Apr 18, 2011, at 6:49 PM
  • This is a very sad thing, no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Mark makes it even sadder.

    You ARE kicking a guy when he's down. How does that make you feel?

    The BG should do away with the comments section altogether. Most of you are illiterate anyway.

    The bible IS fiction.

    -- Posted by chp on Mon, Apr 18, 2011, at 9:58 PM
  • Disease?? Cancer is a disease!! Diabetes is a disease!! You are gonna equate some guy who lives at the bottom of a whiskey bottle with real disease?? Addiction is a weakness, it is something that can be fixed from within, quit telling these people that it's not their fault that they are like they are!

    -- Posted by almostfootballfree on Tue, Apr 19, 2011, at 7:23 AM

    -- Posted by MORTY3 on Tue, Apr 19, 2011, at 9:09 AM
  • I did not say that he should not get help. I think he probably does need help, but until he wants it, he won't ever succeed. I was addicted to smoking, I smoked over 10 years. I quit cold turkey, and it was hard, but it is something that can be done. I don't make light of how hard staying sober can be, nor do I make light of how much respect someone who does it deserves. What I am tired of, is the mentality of "it's not my fault, I can't help myself"! That's a crock! He chooses to put that bottle to his lips. This "disease" has a cure. It's called will-power and discipline, and it sounds like Mr. Frisbee could use a little of both.

    -- Posted by almostfootballfree on Tue, Apr 19, 2011, at 10:56 AM

    -- Posted by MORTY3 on Tue, Apr 19, 2011, at 1:09 PM
  • I forgive you for using all caps.

    -- Posted by almostfootballfree on Tue, Apr 19, 2011, at 2:08 PM
  • didn't realize they put mug shots and the persons proir criminal record of every person that gets arrested while on probation???? sorry... funny, just like i stated above no one commented on why the Banner and Bookwalter havent put a story or criminal offense against the person that fired his handgun in a local Lodge recently????? The banner only prints what they want, period... Not the news! If you a target for them they don't leave it alone if not they don't print it!!! i'm not taking up for Mark, that's not my point! He made his bed, he will have to sleep in it....

    -- Posted by kttransam on Tue, Apr 19, 2011, at 3:46 PM
  • The American Medical Association (AMA) had declared that alcoholism was an illness in 1956. In 1991, The AMA further endorsed the dual classification of alcoholism by the International Classification of Diseases under both psychiatric and medical sections.

    Good thing we have smart people like "almostfootballfree" to tell us that after 55 years of alcoholism being a disease, that those Dr.'s don't know what their talking about.... Thanks! ...

    By the way, where did you get your medical degree? Saved enough Marlboro miles did ya?

    -- Posted by johnnybunchland on Tue, Apr 19, 2011, at 10:44 PM
  • hey I heard you can get an iron lung with those

    -- Posted by T.C. FATHER OF 2 on Tue, Apr 19, 2011, at 11:40 PM