Kenton County Jail
(Erlanger, Ky.) - A Kentucky man is accused of being armed with guns and ammunition when he drove through a barricade during President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Cincinnati.
Kerry Prater, of West Liberty, was arrested on Interstate 275 in Kenton County on September 17 as President Barack Obama’s motorcade was headed from the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport to a campaign event in Cincinnati.
Erlanger police arrested Prater when he failed to stop on the interstate when ordered by police. He was forced to stop by officers as the president’s motorcade drove past near I-75.
Agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms say Prater was found to have three guns and at least 500 rounds of ammunition in his car.
Prater, who has a history of mental illness, is scheduled to appear in federal court in Covington, Ky. on Friday afternoon. He faces charges of carrying concealed deadly weapons, disregarding the signal of a police officer, and fleeing and evading.
Investigators said Prater has a lengthy criminal history which includes threats made on former President George W. Bush in 2004.
Prater had been held at the Kenton County Jail since the incident until Monday, when he was released to federal authorities.