Felon guilty in Yukon weapons case

Convicted child abuser heads to prison; kidnapping charge dismissed

Myron Eugene Prather Jr.

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

EL RENO – A convicted child abuser has been sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty to weapons charges in a Yukon case.

Yukon’s Myron Eugene Prather Jr., 22, was formally sentenced by Special Judge Khristan Strubhar at a March 5th hearing in Canadian County District Court.

A convicted felon, Prather was ordered to serve five years in the Department of Corrections with five years suspended (and credit for time served) for feloniously pointing a weapon and possession of firearms while on probation.

A kidnapping charge was dismissed as part of a plea agreement between the District Attorney’s Office and the defendant.

Prather also must pay a fine, victim’s compensation assessments and court costs; and be supervised by the DOC after his release from prison.

The sentence will run concurrent with two separate cases in Oklahoma County District Court.

Prather on Aug. 18, 2020 was booked into the Canadian County Jail after his arrest by Yukon Police. He was formally charged for kidnapping and weapons offenses.

The case stems from an Aug. 17 incident at a home in the 100 block of W Platt in the Parkland I Addition.

Prather had pointed a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun at his pregnant ex-girlfriend – who told police she feared for her life, according to a Yukon police report.

The Yukon man initially denied having a weapon when he was taken into custody.

But officers then found the firearm – with a round in the chamber – while searching the inside of a vehicle where Prather had pointed the gun at the victim.

On Dec. 1, 2020, Prather was convicted in Oklahoma County District Court after pleading guilty to felony charges of child abuse (10 counts), second-degree burglary and concealing stolen property.

Oklahoma County Judge Ray C. Elliott sentenced Prather to 17 years under state DOC supervision, with seven years in prison. He also was ordered to pay a fine, victim’s compensation assessment and court costs.