Willie Slaughter threatens nephew with knife during altercation

Willie Slaughter threatens nephew with knife during altercation

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56-year-old Willie Slaughter had an altercation with his nephew, Phillip Slaughter, at Edge O Lake Drive on December 23rd. Willie advised officers that he and Phillip argued, so he pulled out a knife in case he attacked him. He initially denied pulling out the knife but later admitted to having the knife on his person, pulling it out, opening it, and displaying it to Phillip. Officers did find the knife on Willie’s person. Phillip stated that Willie followed him to the store, where they started to argue, and then he pulled out a knife, holding it by his side. A witness told officers that they saw Willie chase Phillip with a knife, but Phillip denied that Willie chased him. Willie was taken into custody for aggravated assault on December 23rd.

Willie Slaughter (MNPD)
Willie Slaughter (MNPD)

Willie C Slaughter was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on December 23rd, charged with aggravated assault. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,500, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.

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