SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – A Sioux Falls dentist accused of strangling his wife in a case of domestic violence has given up his dental practice.
Cale Slack first appeared in court on charges of aggravated assault and four counts of misdemeanor.
Slack has been a dentist in Sioux Falls since 1997. However, Slack has agreed with the South Dakota Board of Dentistry to stop practicing in light of allegations of domestic abuse against him.
Cale Slack appeared Tuesday for five counts of domestic violence. The most serious of them is to strangle his wife, which is a charge of aggravated assault. Authorities say the abuse took place in September.
“So this started on Monday, September 27. Our victim was sitting in a car outside Patrick Henry Middle school waiting to pick up some children. The suspect is a family member and got up to the car and ended up smashing the car window. The victim ended up that was when we were informed that there had been a housekeeper a few days earlier on the 25th. In that case, the suspect struck and struck and ended up strangling the victim, said Officer Sam Clemens of Sioux Falls Police.
Slack risks up to 15 years in prison if found guilty of strangling his wife.
Slack was rehearsing at Riverview Dental on 57th Street in Sioux Falls. On October 22, Slack reached an agreement with the Dental Board to stop working as a dentist because of the criminal charges against him.
KELOLAND Investigates has learned that Slack sold Riverview Dental to another dentist, Dr. Preston Schraeder, who took over the practice this week.
Slack is scheduled to appear in court on charges of assault on February 22, 2022.