A civil lawsuit was filed in January 2011 by the man accused in the shooting two years earlier of probation officer Kelli Brock, 43, of Conway.
Robert Allan Fredrickson, 42, of Conway filed the suit against Brock in Faulkner County Circuit Court. His lawyer, John Ogles of Jacksonville said Thursday that a two-day jury trial is scheduled in December.
Fredrickson is seeking compensatory damages in excess of $100,000 and punitive damages in excess of $100,000.
Fredrickson was arrested in July 2009 on suspicion of residential burglary and the first-degree battery of Brock. She alleged that Fredrickson broke into her home and shot her in the leg with her Glock 23 semi-automatic pistol during a struggle.
At Fredrickson’s trial in 2010, Brock testified that she recognized her masked assailant’s voice and, to an extent, his features. Defense witnesses placed Fredrickson away from the crime, but Fredrickson spent eight months in jail before a jury acquitted him on all charges.
Fredrickson’s suit claims “cause of action for abuse of process, malicious prosecution and filing a false police report.”
Fredrickson was a friend of Brock’s ex-husband, according to the suit, and also a probationer who reported to Brock’s office.
The complaint further alleges that Brock’s intent was to “harm” Fredrickson through false accusation, causing “mental anguish, emotional distress, loss of income and the expense of attorney’s fees.”
Brock was indicted by a grand jury last week on charges of falsifying information during an investigation and falsifying a document during a federal investigation to obstruct or influence the investigation.
Last week, Brock submitted a letter of resignation to the Arkansas Department of Community Correction. She cited health issues as her reason for leaving her position effective Friday as the department’s Area 6 assistant area manager.
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