COLORADO SPRINGS – As Patrick Frazee sits in Teller County Jail awaiting court proceedings on murder charges, a colleague is helping explain what he knows about the 32-year-old Florissant man.
Clinton Cline admits he was shocked when he learned Frazee was arrested Friday on murder charges, related to the disappearance of Kelsey Berreth.
Cline, who serves as president of Cripple Creek’s Two Mile High Club, has gotten to know Frazee in recent years on a professional level. Frazee has provided farrier services to the club, which takes care of a herd of donkeys in Cripple Creek, over the last six to seven years, according to Cline.
“It was a shock to me when I found out that one, she (Kelsey) was missing. Then especially a shock whenever I found out that two, they thought that they had evidence that says he was the one that they’re suspecting of her disappearance,” Cline said.
Cline told News 5’s Sam Kraemer that Frazee is professional, a nice guy and dependable. He also said Frazee occasionally brought his daughter Kaylee with him, and that Cline’s wife would care for her while he worked.
In getting to know Frazee better, Cline said Frazee has been the main parental provider for the couple’s daughter Kaylee over the last year or so. On top of that, he said Frazee is a good father.
“He took real good care of her (Kaylee). I mean, he had a little jumpsuit for her and put extra socks on her,” Cline said.
Cline said he insists he’ll withhold judgment toward Frazee until prosecutors and police release the evidence gathered against him.
Frazee is due in court for a temporary custody hearing Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. before making his first appearance on Dec. 31 at 9 a.m.