Toccoa Man receives 60 Year Sentence for August 2021 Shootings

A Toccoa man was sentenced to 60 years in prison this week following a three-day trial in the Superior Court of Stephens County.  The Mountain Judicial Circuit’s District Attorney’s Office reports that 32-year-old Antuan Demetrius Prather was convicted on three counts of aggravated assault and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.  The charges stem from an incident that occurred on August 1, 2021, when Prather shot an individual who was unknown to him at Buddy’s Kwik Stop on Big A Road.  An hour later, he shot two individuals who were working at Tony’s General Store on Highway 123.  Prather was apprehended shortly after the second shooting by the Toccoa Police Department.  Prather was sentenced to 60 years to serve in the state penal system, followed by 10 years on probation.