Four injured during attempted KFC robbery

Three injured during attempted robbery (WRSP)


The two men accused of robbing a KFC are now officially charged.

Seath Frazier and Clarence Jones now face several charges, including three counts each of aggravated battery with a firearm.

The charges come after an armed robbery Monday night at the KFC on Division and 9th in Springfield.

Four people were hurt, but all have been treated and released from the hospital.

Both men will be back in court July 5.


The three injured persons from Monday's incident were reportedly shot, and one individual was battered at KFC on 1111 North 9th Street Monday night after an alleged armed robbery.

All four victims were taken to HSHS St. John's Hospital. The KFC General Manager has confirmed all four victims were KFC employees.

Springfield police located two suspects several blocks from the scene and took them into custody.

They were identified as Clarence Jones III, 26, of Springfield and Seath Frazier, 25.

The suspects entered the business while allegedly armed and demanded money from KFC employees. After an initial investigation, police determined both suspects would be arrested and taken to the Sangamon County Jail on initial charges of armed habitual criminal, armed robbery, armed violence and numerous other charges.

Criminal charges for the suspects may be added or amended by the Sangamon County State's Attorney's Office.

Anyone with more information on this incident is urged to contact Springfield Police Department at 217-788-8311 and/or Sangamon/Menard County Crime Stoppers at 217-788-8427.


Springfield Police are investigating a robbery at a Kentucky Fried Chicken off of N. 9th St. and E. Division St. in Springfield.

According to police, the call came in around 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Three people were injured and were transported to HSHS St. John's Hospital.

Police do not believe they are in critical condition.

People who live in the area tell us they heard gunfire, but police have not confirmed that at this time.

This is an active investigation and the Detective Unit has been called in. Check back for updates.

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