Update: New details in the weekend crash that killed 12-year-old Damian Slayton.
Earlier this week, Clayton Remoue Dunlap was charged with second-degree murder and driving with a revoked/suspended license for allegedly causing the multi-car crash at Gregory and 71 Highway.
Jackson County prosecutors filed three additional felony charges Wednesday against Dunlap, who is now charged with resisting a lawful stop, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license and driving while intoxicated (a combination of drugs and alcohol).
Dunlap is being held on $50,000 cash bond.
Witnesses saw Clayton Remoue Dunlap "yelling, cursing and
thrashing" following a five car crash Saturday afternoon at Gregory and
71 Highway that killed 12-year-old Damian Slayton and left one person in critical condition.
witness even overheard Dunlap, 30, say, "How do you like this,
motherfuckers," while trying to crawl out of his overturned Chevy
On Monday, Jackson County prosecutors charged Dunlap with second-degree murder and driving with a revoked/suspended license.
Witnesses told police that Dunlap was traveling at a high rate of speed
westbound prior to the crash. Dunlap was in the east lanes and tried to
swerve back into the westbound lanes and struck a concrete median,
flipping his SUV and sending it sliding down the road. The Blazer
struck a vehicle stopped at red light, setting off a chain reaction of
Slayton was a rear passenger in the first car struck. He died at the
scene. His mother and another person were taken to a local hospital
with life-threatening injuries.
Other drivers were injured in the resulting collisions.
Police officers witnessed Dunlap trying to crawl out of the vehicle but was stuck and yelling "incoherent
statements." They met up with Dunlap at a hospital, where medical staff
told police that Dunlap had been "combative and had to be intubated in
order to render medical treatment." The officer also smelled "a
chemical odor" coming from Dunlap "consistent with PCP."
Prosecutors pointed out that Dunlap has 16 prior convictions for driving with a revoked or
suspended license and operating a motor vehicle without a valid
license. Dunlap also has six convictions for operating
a motor vehicle in a careless or impudent manner.