Hearing rescheduled for suspected rapist
The preliminary hearing for a Floyd County man charged with disorderly conduct in the courtroom and intimidating witnesses was rescheduled for next week so a special prosecutor may be named.
David J. Slone, 38, of Wayland appeared in court Monday, wearing a sling from the gunshot wound he suffered after the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl, for his second preliminary hearing after he acquired several new charges during his previous preliminary hearing.
David Jason Slone stands charged with first-degree rape and being a persistent felony offender. During his preliminary hearing May 1, there was an outburst when Slone allegedly cursed County Attorney Keith Bartley and called him a liar. Slone was then seen pointing his fingers in the form of a handgun at two witnesses in that trial as he exited the court. Sloneâ€™s outburst came as Bartley was defending his argument against lowering Sloneâ€™s bond. According to Bartley, Slone has previously been charged and convicted of three counts of theft by unlawful taking, third-degree burglary, two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing or evading police officer, two time persistent felony offender, providing false name to police officer, second-degree escape, aggravated assault, receiving stolen property, wanton endangerment, resisting arrest, and criminal sexual assault of a person under 13 years of age, which Bartley says occurred in Kalamazoo, Michigan.