Pulaski County Man Accused of Murdering His Father and Grandfather Appears in Court

Austin Prather appeared in a Pulaski County courtroom this week. Prather is accused of murder and other offenses in the deaths of his father, Ardyth “Trae” Prather III, and his grandfather, Ardyth “Ray” Prather, Jr., and the attempted murder of his grandmother, Joann. His arrest followed a bizarre series of events that started in early November and ended in Prather being found in Indiana. He told the judge he had no job, and two public defenders were appointed as his lawyers. A motive hasn’t been released. However, according to the indictment, Prather is charged with robbery in the first degree, with the victims being his grandparents. He is also charged with tampering with physical evidence. No discussion or arguments occurred regarding Prather’s bond, which is currently set to “no bond allowed.” A pre-trial conference was called for February 22nd.