FAIRFIELD, Ohio -- A Cincinnati State Middletown police officer was arrested for a reported stabbing over the weekend in Fairfield.
Terry H. Slack Jr., 29, of Fairfield, was arrested around 2:40 a.m. Feb. 16 after Fairfield police responded to a reported stabbing at Sneaky Pete's bar, located at 3152 Lighthouse Drive.
Fairfield police report they were dispatched to the bar at 1:45 a.m. Feb. 16. Emergency dispatchers described the suspect as a black male wearing a gray suede jacket. Officers located a man matching the description exiting the bar's back door.
"(Slack) stated that he was involved in a fight with James Bailey and admitted to stabbing him," the arrest report states. "Mr. Slack showed police where the knife was located."
Slack was charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony. The victim was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for injuries, including a stab wound to the neck and a cut in his abdomen.
Currently employed as a police officer on the Middletown campus of Cincinnati State, Slack was immediately placed on paid administrative leave pending a disciplinary hearing, said Robert White, communications coordinator.
Slack's current rate of pay is $16.15 an hour, or $33,592 per year, university officials said.
Slack -- a former deputy with the Butler County Sheriff's Office -- bonded out of Butler County Jail the same day he was arrested, said Sgt. Monte Mayer. A preliminary hearing in Fairfield Municipal Court is scheduled for 1 p.m. today.
Slack was employed by the Butler County Sheriff's Office from June 2005 until being laid off in early 2010, according to Mayer. He first joined the sheriff's office as a corrections officer in the Butler County Jail before being promoted in April 2008 to the rank of deputy in the patrol division, Mayer said.
Slack was employed for five months as a corrections officer in Hamilton Municipal Court -- from March 5, 2012, until he resigned Aug. 27, 2012, said Hamilton police Chief Scott Scrimizzi.
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