As reported back in early December, an arrest warrant was issued for WWE Superstar Heath Slater. The warrant stemmed from an incident on the day of WrestleMania 27, held at the Georgia Dome in 2011. A female security guard from the area pressed assault and battery charges on Slater, claiming that at an afterparty, Slater put her in a chokehold. Additionally, she claimed that Slater, real name Heath Miller, tried to drag her into his hotel room.
Following the public release of the charges, Slater immediately debunked them, claiming his innocence. Fellow WWE peer Bad News Barrett would also back Slater during the difficult time. Still, because of the charges, Slater has not appeared on WWE programming since word of the charges got out. Slater had been teamed with Titus O’Neil in the lower mid-card tag team of Slater Gator. In fact, according to a recent report from Dave Meltzer, Slater was praised and respected for his role in the team, in addition to his other work in WWE in 2014.
On Thursday, Jan. 15, a report from MyFoxAtlanta.com revealed that the assault and battery charges filed against Slater have been dropped. The charges were dropped due to the expiration of the statute of limitation, or the deadline for filing a lawsuit.
Good news for Slater, who will likely return to WWE programming here in January. It certainly seems that the charges filed against him were not that credible.