Sports radio host Kevin Slaten charged with assault after incident at KFNS

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 29 at 2:23 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – St. Louis sports radio host Kevin Slaten has been charged with assault after he allegedly threatened and spit on a co-worker after his show was dropped by KFNS earlier this month, according to Webster Groves police.

Authorities said the incident happened on November 12 after Slaten was told by KFNS AM-590 officials the station would no longer be carrying his show.

Police said Slaten, 58, got angry and threatened the stations technical operations director, Scott Scout. He then spit on him, according to police.

According to the police report, after (Slaten’s) termination of employment, there was a flare of tempers that led to verbal threats, profane language, and the allegation that (Stout) was spit on.”

Slaten, who was an independent contractor for the station, was not arrested at time

Authorities said Slaten turned himself in to Webster Groves police on Monday and was issued a summons. He was released on his own recognizance on the promise he would appear in Webster Groves municipal court January 23 at 6 p.m.

If convicted, Slaten could spend up to one year in jail and face fines up to $1,000.

 

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