Prison Ordered for Radisson Man Convicted of Strangulation in Domestic Case

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | by Ben Dryden |


The Court has sentenced a man to prison for a conviction of Class H Felony Strangulation & Suffocation. SawyerWire.com reported on November 20, 2017, that charges were filed against Shane Slayton following a dramatic domestic incident. 

The criminal complaint filed against Slayton states that he choked his girlfriend with both hands around her throat multiple times; in the car as they traveled home from a bar, then in the kitchen of the home, and then in the bedroom as she was trying to get away from him. The victim was able to push Slayton off her with her knee, at which point he punched her in the face and head with a closed fist multiple times.

The criminal complaint goes on to state that Slayton also broke multiple phones to prevent the victim from calling 911, and he even tore the internet modem out of the wall.

Slayton then went on to light their bed on fire. Shortly after that, he left the residence, and the victim was able to put out the fire. There were several children in the home while all of this occurred.

At a hearing in Sawyer County Circuit Court on February 27, 2018, the Court sentenced Slayton to 6 years total - 3 years of initial confinement in state prison, followed by 3 years of extended supervision, according to online circuit court records. Additional charges of Class H Felony False Imprisonment, Misdemeanor Battery, and Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct that had been filed against Slayton were dismissed.

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A Radisson man has been charged in Sawyer County Circuit Court with suffocation and strangulation, and false imprisonment, both felonies, in a domestic disorderly that took place on November 2, 2017.

According to the criminal complaint, officers were dispatched to a residence in the Village of Radisson just after 2 a.m. for a domestic disturbance in progress involving Shane P. Slayton, 36, who, according to his girlfriend, had just fled the scene.

Officers stopped the vehicle Slayton was driving about two miles from the residence, the complaint stated.

The complaint further stated the girlfriend explained to officers that She and Slayton were at the bar earlier in the evening in Exeland. The girlfriend said that while on the way home from the bar, Slayton started yelling at her and at one point began choking her by grabbing her around her throat.

The girlfriend went on to state that once they got home, she went inside, and Slayton drove off in her car, but walked into the residence a short time later, according to the complaint. At this time, Slayton began choking her again while they were standing in the kitchen. She said he used both his hands.

She went on to state that she went to the bedroom to try to get away from him, however, he followed her and continued to yell at her. Once in the bedroom, Slayton choked her again.

The girlfriend said that while he was choking her in the bedroom, she could not breathe and was in fear for her life, the complaint stated. The girlfriend then got a knee under Slayton and was able to push him off her, at which time, he punched her three or four times in the head and face with a closed fist.

While the girlfriend was attempting to call 911, Slayton broke two cell phones, the home phone and ripped the internet modem out of the wall. She tried to leave, according to the complaint, but he physically restrained her.

Slayton then started their bed on fire. Shortly after that, he left the residence and she was able to put out the fire. She then ran to a neighbor’s where she called 911, according to the complaint.

Six minor children were in the home during this time, according to the complaint.

Slayton is scheduled to appear in court for a status hearing on November 28 at 1:30 p.m.

Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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