Praytor pleads guilty for $500k larceny

Published 7:19pm Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sentence includes maximum of over 14 years in prison

A Mill Spring man plead guilty last week to several charges related to the breaking and entering of Silver Creek Road properties, including the larceny of more than $500,000 in cash.

Billy Ray Praytor

Judge Mark E. Powell sentenced Billy Ray Praytor of 525 Hwy. 9 North, Mill Spring to 58 to 82 months for felony larceny and habitual felon and 66 to 91 months in prison, with 238 days credit, for possession of a firearm by a felon during a Polk County Superior Court Administrative Session held Oct. 10.

Praytor was also sentenced to pay $1,500 in restitution during superior court.

Judge Athena Brooks, during a district court session held on Oct. 10, sentenced Praytor to 120 days for misdemeanor breaking and or entering. He will serve this sentence consecutive to other sentences, according to court records.

Other charges including resisting public officer, felony breaking and or entering, misdemeanor larceny, felony possession of stolen goods/property and felony larceny of a motor vehicle were dismissed during court last week as part of the plea.

Sometime during the night of Jan. 23 along Silver Creek Road, three out buildings were broken into. One of those buildings belonged to William Arledge where over $500,000 in cash was taken from a safe. Arledge’s truck was also stolen, which was found on the Polk/Rutherford County line the next morning.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested Praytor in Rutherford County on Feb. 17, along with several other suspects accused of aiding Praytor after the break-ins.

Praytor was 27 at the time of his arrest.






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