Slatington man's death ruled a homicide
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS This stretch of road is where a Slatington man was found dead early Saturday morning.
The body of a Slatington man was found in the middle of SR873 in Washington Township Saturday morning, and the man found kneeling over him has been charged with homicide.
Bryan Kanu Mayes, 31, was found dead about 1:10 a.m. when a Slatington police officer responded to the area after a 9-1-1 call was received.
He found Mayes dead along the road, about a half mile from the borough line.
State police at Bethlehem, who are in charge of the investigation, arrested Robert Charles Sloss, 26, of Pottstown, Montgomery County.
He was the man found kneeling over Mayes' body.
The cause of death has not been released pending an autopsy.
Mayes had numerous injuries, according to the police report, including to his neck.
Also, a shirt was wrapped around his neck.
When police arrived Sloss threw a knife to the ground. Sloss was shirtless when police found him. Reportedly, he has admitted killing Mayes.
He was arraigned before a district judge later in the morning and committed to the county prison without bail.
Police said a resident of the area heard voices and a man yelling for help.
She called 9-1-1 to report the incident.
Reportedly, she heard a male yell "terrorists, terrorists."