Claremore Man Charged In Kidnapping That Led To Amber Alert


Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 5:11 pm
By: News On 6


Michael David Slatton has been charged in a kidnapping that sparked a Tulsa Amber Alert earlier this month. Slatton, 33, is in the Tulsa County Jail after an 8-year-old girl was taken from a playground at the Willowbend Apartments May 4.

He has been charged with kidnapping, first degree rape of a victim under age 14, child abuse by injury and assault and battery on a police officer. All are after former conviction of a felony. Slatton was convicted of sexual battery, among other crimes, in 2005 and is a registered sex offender.

Child crisis detectives say they recovered a number of items after serving search warrants on Slatton's car and his home in the 9200 block of Apple Lane in Claremore.

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Police confiscated coloring books and rubber gloves from his car. Witnesses say a man matching Slatton's description was attempting to sell coloring books and children's books at a nearby apartment complex prior to the kidnapping. One witness said he was wearing latex gloves when he approached her and asked if she had children.

Police say evidence taken from his home included a bucket list. One of the items on the list was reportedly: don't go to prison again.

Evidence gathered includes:

  • Blanket, recovered in field
  • Panties, recovered in field
  • Pink shirt, trunk of suspect's car
  • Socks, field
  • Sock, trunk
  • Sock, backseat
  • Coloring books, recovered from front passenger seat floor
  • Grass, recovered from front bumper
  • Rubber gloves, recovered from car
  • Wallet, car
  • Checkbook, passenger side of car
  • Bra, trunk
  • Blanket, trunk

From Claremore home:

  • Ball cap, living room
  • Blue shorts, bedroom
  • Flash drive, bedroom
  • Bucket list, bedroom
  • Computer, bedroom,
  • Mini 8 video, bedroom

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