Two Children Removed From Locked Residence Off Palomino Trail In Laurel County, Kentucky By LSO Deputies Dispatched To Complaint Of Out-Of-Control Male


LONDON, KY (August 31, 2022) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Dustin Saylor along with Deputy Travis Napier and Deputy Skylar McFarland arrested Slade Cansler age 39 of Corbin on Tuesday night August 30, 2022 at approximately 7:35 PM.

The arrest occurred at a residence off Palomino Trail, approximately 10 miles South of London after deputies were dispatched to a complaint of an out-of-control male subject there.

Upon arrival at the scene deputies learned a male subject inside a residence there had been involved in a domestic argument with a female subject.

During the argument the suspect had locked the female subject out of the residence and refused to let an 18-year-old female and two 9-year-old children leave the locked residence. Deputies attempted to make contact with the suspect in an attempt to determine the welfare of the children inside the residence.

The 18-year-old was able to flee the locked residence however the two 9-year-old children were determined to still be the inside the residence.

Deputies made entry into the residence to determine the welfare of the children.

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The two children were safely removed and the male subject was taken into custody.

While being escorted to the police cruiser the suspect screamed, yelled, and cursed creating a disturbance in the neighborhood.

It was determined also that the male subject had threatened to kill the adult female victim.

Slade Cansler was charged with:

  • Attempted assault – 4th degree
  • Two counts of terroristic threatening – third-degree
  • Disorderly conduct – second-degree
  • Unlawful imprisonment – second-degree
  • Menacing

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Photo of accused attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Correctional Center.


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