Blake A. Slaughter, 26, of Imperial has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for numerous felonies and probation violations, according to court documents.
On April 17, Slaughter pleaded guilty to two felony first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle charges, two felony resisting arrest charges, a felony possession of a controlled substance charge and misdemeanor charges for possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a revoked license, court records show.
That same day, Jefferson County Div. 5 Circuit Judge Victor J. Melenbrink sentenced Slaughter to 10 years for one of the tampering charges, 10 years for the possession charge, seven years for one of the resisting arrest charges and six months for each misdemeanor charge, according to court papers.
Also on April 17, Jefferson County Div. 1 Circuit Judge Joe Rathert sentenced Slaughter to 10 years for the other tampering charge and seven years for the other resisting arrest charge. All those terms are to be served concurrently, or at the same time.
In addition, those 10 years are to be served concurrent with an 11-year sentence Slaughter got when Melenbrink executed previous terms he was sentenced to, including three seven-year terms and two four-year terms to be served concurrently. Melenbrink also executed another four-year term to be served consecutive to those terms, for a total of 11 years, court papers indicate.
Slaughter had been sentenced to those six terms in December 2015 after pleading guilty to one count of resisting arrest, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of driving under the influence of drugs, all felonies, stemming from a March 2, 2015, incident in Jefferson County, as well as to one count of felony receiving stolen property tied to a March 11, 2015, incident in Jefferson County; to one count of felony resisting arrest and one count of misdemeanor driving while revoked connected to a March 18, 2015, incident in Jefferson County; and to one count of felony receiving stolen property tied to a March 20, 2015, incident in Jefferson County, according to court records.
After completing a treatment program, he was released early in February 2017 and placed on five years’ probation.
Slaughter’s latest arrest occurred on Nov. 27, 2018, after he was found with a stolen 2006 Ford F-250 that he had driven to a Probation and Parole office in Hillsboro. Four syringes, including one with a white-crystal residue around the plunger, and two straws with white-crystal reside were found in the pickup, the probable-cause statement said.
On Nov. 17, 2018, Slaughter fled from an officer attempting to arrest him in Jefferson County on a tampering charge, according to court documents.
A month later, on Oct. 18, 2018, Slaughter was found in Jefferson County driving a 2006 Ford F-350 pickup that was reported stolen, and he fled from officers attempting to arrest him, court papers said.
Jefferson County assistant prosecuting attorney Douglas S. Pribble handled the cases.
The first of Slaughter’s previous sentences that were executed following the probation violations was for a March 2, 2015, incident, when he was driving a stolen vehicle and fled from Jefferson County deputies, leading them on a chase beginning in Hillsboro and ending at Tesson Ferry Road in south St. Louis County. During the pursuit, Slaughter passed several motorists, putting them in danger, the probable-cause statement said.
In addition, after the vehicle was disabled in St. Louis County, Slaughter ran into a wooded area, where he was apprehended. During the vehicle and foot chase, law enforcement equipment was damaged, the report said.
After Slaughter was taken into custody, officers found a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. During questioning, Slaughter told officers the substance was “speed” and that he had smoked “a large amount” of it before driving the vehicle, according to the report.
On March 11, 2015, Slaughter was found in unincorporated Fenton with a stolen Ford pickup, the probable-cause statement said.
A week later, on March 18, 2015, Slaughter was spotted driving a vehicle with no plates at Hwy. 141 and Fiedler Lane in unincorporated Fenton. When a law enforcement officer tried to pull him over, Slaughter fled “at a high rate of speed passing on Romaine Creek and East Romaine Creek nearly striking numerous vehicles head on.” In addition, Slaughter was driving with a revoked license, the report said.
Two days later, on March 20, 2015, Slaughter was found driving a stolen pickup in the 3300 block of West Rock Creek Road in High Ridge, according to the report.
Slaughter currently is in the Eastern Reception and Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Bonne Terre.