By Conrad Dudderar
Senior Staff Writer
A felon who’s spent time in prison for burglary now faces kidnapping and weapons charges after allegedly pointing a gun at his pregnant ex-girlfriend, who told police she feared for her life.
Yukon’s Myron Eugene Prather Jr., 21, was booked at 1:19 a.m. Aug. 18 into the Canadian County Jail on complaints of convicted felon in possession of a firearm, kidnapping and pointing a deadly weapon at another person.
Yukon police officers went to the 100 block of W Platt about 10 p.m. Aug. 17 after an adult female asked police to stand by while she retrieved personal property from her ex-boyfriend’s home.
Prather reportedly was waiting outside the Parkland I Addition home when the woman arrived.
He ran toward the victim’s sport utility vehicle while pointing a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun toward the driver’s side door, a Yukon police report indicates.
Prather then opened the door with his left hand while continuing to point the firearm at the woman who was in the driver’s seat, according to the police report.
Police say Prather pushed his way into her Chevy Tahoe, which started moving toward an officer’s stopped vehicle.
Seated in the front passenger seat, Prather allegedly remained in the vehicle for a short time with the female victim.
He exited when the vehicle came to a stop in front of his home as he started walking back up the driveway toward the front of the house, according to the police report.
“While ordering Myron to stop and get on the ground, he was asked where the gun was,” the report indicates. “Myron stated he did not have a gun and was going inside to go to bed. Myron was ordered to the ground and taken into custody.”
Police searched the vehicle and located the firearm between the center console and front passenger seat. The firearm reportedly was loaded with a round in the chamber.
A Yukon officer spoke with the alleged female victim after the firearm was secured.
“(She) stated she was afraid for her life because Myron did have the firearm,” according to his report. “(She) did not feel it was safe for her to leave when Myron got in the vehicle until he asked her if he was going to be in trouble for her calling the cops.”
Police advised the woman – who said she was five months pregnant – to file a protective order against Prather.
Prather – who has previous criminal convictions – refused to answer questions or write a statement about this incident.
Prather pleaded guilty in November 2018 in Oklahoma County District Court to felony charges of second-degree burglary and concealing stolen property.
He served 239 days in prison before being released in August 2019, then received a seven-year deferred sentence in December 2019.
A felony child abuse charge is pending against Prather in Oklahoma County District Court. A jury trial in that case is set to begin Dec. 7, court records show.