Somehow Slater managed to escape the home but he didn’t get far, crashing his car into a nearby fence, authorities said. He was found by Walton deputies bleeding profusely in a neighbor’s driveway.
On the way to the hospital, he was asked why he broke into the Henderson Ridge Drive home.
“I was there to steal,” he told a deputy, according to Chapman.
Slater was denied bond Monday morning. The sheriff said the suspect is “walking and talking” but is unable to digest solid foods.
The Gwinnett resident was released from jail there in late August after serving six months for simple battery and three counts of probation violation. Slater has six other arrests in Gwinnett dating back to 2008, according to public records.