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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. Slone’s outburst came as Bartley was defending his argument against lowering Slone’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.

Filed under: Floyd Co. | Violent crimes | Court cases


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