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Charges on hold for 'Frosty' after parade arrest

Kevin Michael Walsh, aka "Frosty the Snowman," in his booking photo after being arrested at the Chestertown Christmas Parade.
Kevin Michael Walsh, aka "Frosty the Snowman," in his booking photo after being arrested at the Chestertown Christmas Parade.

"Frosty the Snowman" can return to being a jolly, happy soul — for now.

The Star Democrat of Easton reports that Kent County prosecutors put on hold charges against a man accused of scuffling with police and kicking a police dog while dressed as "Frosty" at Chestertown's holiday parade.

Fifty-two-year-old Kevin Walsh of Chestertown was charged with second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order, and resisting arrest Nov. 26. Those charges and charges related to a December arrest were placed on the inactive docket Tuesday.

Kent County Assistant State's Attorney Hallie Salmi said Walsh will undergo a mental health evaluation and comply with treatment as recommended. He must also stay away from the home of the patrolman who arrested him in November.

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