Jack LattaStaff Writer
August 23, 2012
PRESTONSBURG — A courtroom outburst during his preliminary hearing heaped new charges against David Jason Slone, after a superceding indictment was passed down from a Floyd County grand jury last week.
Slone, 38, of Wayland, appeared in court in May for a preliminary hearing when he began to verbally assault County Attorney Keith Bartley and made threatening gestures toward witnesses in the audience. Slone was seen pointing his fingers in the form of a handgun at two witnesses in that trial as he exited the courtroom.
The superceding indictment which was released last Wednesday adds three charges of retaliating against a participant in a legal process, a charge of disorderly conduct and menacing, and two more charges of third-degree terroristic threatening.
Slone was charged earlier this year with first-degree rape of a 12-year-old, sodomy, and being a persistent felony offender.
Due to the fact that most of the courtroom attendees, including the prosecutor, were witnesses to his acts in court, his hearing was rescheduled to allow for the Commonwealth to bring in a special prosecutor.
Slone continues to be held in Floyd County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.