by John Hoff
Leontaye Antez Slaughter-McCaskel, who has a venerable history with North Minneapolis crime families (click here and also here) was a fugitive in November of 2013 but as of December 7 of this year, he is sitting in the Hennepin County jail facing three assault charges with bail set at half a million dollars.
It is not clear to this blogger whether Mr. Slaughter was a fugitive all that time or if...
...the fugitive status may have been cleared up prior to his incarceration on December 7, but in any case, he's back to being incarcerated. The three assault charges were all charged by warrant and appear to be old charges.
The jail roster shows Mr. Slaughter's address as 2421 Thomas Ave. N., a rental property owned by Farzana Khan. The property was written about previously on this blog in a "jail roster nuggets" posting when it was listed as the address of a predatory offender named Lee Antoine Howell.
Mr. Slaughter has a court appearance scheduled for January 9, so it looks like a sad and incarcerated New Year's Eve is in store for him. But JNS blog rather hopes the jailers in Hennepin County would do something, anything, to make New Year's Eve a little bit special for the prisoners and I would advocate, for example, serving black-eyed peas for lunch. (No, not for the ENTIRE lunch, just as a side dish!)
Traditionally, eating black-eyed peas on the New Year is considered good luck. Those who are incarcerated, including Mr. Slaughter, surely need and may appreciate some good luck.