On June 9, 2016, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was seeking 21-year-old Jacob Slates, of Troy, in connection with felony property damage and felony assault that occurred along Stonebluff Court in unincorporated Lincoln County with a motor vehicle.
Through the course of the investigation, detectives learned Slates called 63-year-old George “Uncle Mike” Bruning for a ride shortly after the property damage and assault occurred. Slates told Bruning, he and another unidentified male needed a ride after their truck was stuck. Slates said they would be waiting near the intersection of Highway 47 and Hammett Road, in Lincoln County.
Bruning told investigators, Slates told him he had just run from law enforcement and that is how his truck got stuck. On June 10, the Sheriff’s Office made contact with Bruning and informed him Slates was actively being sought by law enforcement. Bruning provided no information about Slates.
On June 13, Slates returned to Bruning’s residence along the 5000 block of Robin Lane, in Troy where he was eventually taken into custody. Bruning made no effort to contact law enforcement about Slate’s whereabouts.
In addition, investigators learned 21-year-old Kyla Lynn Reid, of Troy, allowed Slates to stay at her residence from June 9 through June 13, knowing he was wanted by law enforcement. Reid also told investigators she allowed Slates to use her vehicle during that period.
Bruning and Reid are charged with Felony Hindering Prosecution. Reid posted a $5,000.00 only cash bond and was released from the Lincoln County Jail. Bruning is currently housed in the Lincoln County Jail under a $5,000.00 cash only bond. Other conditions of bond may apply.
Slates was arrested for outstanding warrants and was later transported to Louisiana Police Department for unrelated charges. The investigation into Slates continues.