FAYETTEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – An Oak Hill man was sentenced to prison Friday for the felony offense of Bribery in Official and Public Matters.
Reports from the Office of the Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney indicate that, on Friday, August 26, 2022, Kyle K.J. Slaughter, 26 of Oak Hill, was sentenced to no less than one and no more than ten years in prison for the felony charge, to which Slaughter pled guilty on June 29, 2022.
The charge itself stems from a December 6, 2021 incident in which Slaughter was clocked driving on WV Route 16 at 85mph in a 55mph zone.
A member of the Mount Hope Police Department then activated his emergency sirens in an attempt to have Slaughter pull over his vehicle. Slaughter continued on, however, at which point the officer gave chase.
The high-speed pursuit continued from Mount Hope to Glen Jean, and to the intersection of Route 16 and Route 19 where, at last, the driver pulled his vehicle to the side of the road.
While the arrest was being conducted, Slaughter offered the Mount Hope Police Officer, along with an officer of the West Virginia State Police, “thousands of dollars” if they would let him go free.
The crime was investigated by the Mount Hope Police Department and prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Anthony Ciliberti, Jr. Sentencing for the case was carried out by the Honorable Judge Paul M. Blake, Jr.
Slaughter will be eligible for parole after serving one year in prison. Notably, the defendant also has additional felony charges pending in Raleigh County, though these are reportedly unrelated to the Fayette County charges.