Edgerton man found with a gun in violation of probation

An Edgerton man faces more trouble after Platte County Deputies found him in possession of a gun while searching for a separate suspect earlier this year.

Donald Prothero, 18, faces a Class C felony charge of unlawful possession of a firearm.

Donald Prothero

Donald Prothero

On January 29, Platte County deputies were in Edgerton responding to a domestic violence call and were canvassing the area.

When deputies received a call from dispatch stating a person matching the description was spotted at the gas station, deputies checked the business and found Prothero attempting to purchase items.  One of the deputies recognized Prothero from his time as an inmate in the Platte County Detention Center.

After Prothero left the clerk notified the deputies that Prothero had left a gun inside the store behind the counter.

The deputy radioed dispatch to ask if Prothero was convicted of the felony charge he was facing while an inmate and it was confirmed.

Prothero pleaded guilty in October of 2017 for child molestation in the third degree and received a seven-year sentence with suspended imposition of sentence and five years of probation.

Prothero admitted to the deputy that he had possessed the gun and described the belt and holster it was in.