Edmonson County man charged after firing shots to scare men

Posted at 8:47 AM, Jan 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-12 09:01:43-05

HART COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — An Edmonson County man is facing a felony charge after firing a gun in the air in order to scare three men around his tractor.

David Prather, 64, told police he saw three people around his tractor that he thought were thieves. Prather pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots in the air and also pointed the gun at one of the men.

However, the three individuals weren't thieves; they were from a repossession company and were at his residence to repossess the tractor.

Prather has been released on bond and is facing a felony charge of first degree wanton endangerment.