Park director bound over

From Staff Reports


Eupora Park Director John Prather has been bound over to await grand jury action on felony charges.

County Prosecutor Jan Butler, on Sept. 18, entered a direct verdict in Webster County Justice Court binding him over to grand jury action on charges of grand larceny and simple assault/domestic.

Prather’s ex-wife, Debra Prather, filed the charges against him last month.

She alleged that he took a DVR and cell phone from her and knocked her down with his forearm on Aug. 13 (when he was not working as park director).

John Prather, who was already out on bond on a previous felony charge, was not required to appear Sept. 18 and did not, according to Justice Court officials. He and Debra Prather were both bound over from Justice Court on Aug. 2 on cyberstalking charges.