Christina A. and Michael J. Prater
Photo: MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL
Photo: MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL

Villa Tavern Shooting: Husband, wife indicted on multiple charges

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Michael J. Prater, 33 is charged four counts of felonious assault with a deadly weapon and four counts felonious assault causing serious harm. His wife, Christina A. Prater, 31, is charged with four counts of felonious assault with a deadly weapon, four counts felonious assault causing serious harm, and two counts tampering with evidence. 

All felonious assault counts include three-year firearm specifications, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report.

The Praters are being held at the Montgomery County Jail on $250,000 bonds each.

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Police were dispatched the night of May 15 to the Villa Tavern on Rip Rap Road on a report of a shooting with four victims.

Witnesses reported that Michael Prater fired multiple rounds at a crowd listening to a live band and then fled the scene in a car driven by Christina Prater.

Three men suffered gunshot wounds, and a fourth man suffered an injury. All four were taken to local hospitals.

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