41-year-old Christopher Lee Prater of Johnson City, Tennessee was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after one o'clock yesterday afternoon (January 15) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Prater is wanted in Virginia on unspecified charges. He was also arrested on misdemeanor warrants out of Lincoln County for D.W.I. and failure to appear in court for failure to comply with the terms of community service. The warrants were issued in June of last year.
Prater was taken into custody without incident at the Budget Inn Express on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $13,266.75, secured. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today in Newton. A Lincoln County court date was set for February 5.