Buchanan County Man Gets 44 Year Sentence For Theft

On May 8, 2012, Marcus Dwayne Prater was given a 44 year sentence for his role in the theft of tools and other items from homes in the Harman area. During the sentencing hearing, the Commonwealth produced testimony from jailers who indicated that Prater had caused a number of problems during his incarceration as well as Prater’s probation officer who…

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Drug Indictments Returned Against 49

On April 25, 2012, a Buchanan County Grand Jury returned a total of 164 sealed drug indictments against 49 defendants. Included in these indictments were six defendants who have prior convictions for drug distribution. Buchanan County Commonwealth’s Attorney Gerald Arrington explained that “where an individual has a prior conviction for drug distribution, a second or subsequent offense carries a maximum…

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