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St. George man who shot intruder faces drug charges
First Published May 18 2012 05:07 pm • Last Updated May 21 2012 09:15 am

Washington County prosecutors have filed formal charges against a St. George man who would have lawfully shot an intruder with an AK-47 but for the marijuana police say they found in his home.

Stephan Andrew Prokay, 20, has been charged in 5th District Court with use of a firearm by a restricted person and possession of drugs and paraphernalia stemming from a May 10 shooting.

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Police say Prokay shot an intruder in the leg during a burglary attempt at his apartment near 1300 West and Indian Hills Drive. But when police were investigating the shooting, they smelled marijuana, officials said.

After detectives obtained a search warrant, they found a small amount of the drug and paraphernalia, police said. It is illegal to possess a firearm and illegal drugs under Utah law.

Prokay has been charged with a third-degree felony and two class A misdemeanors. His first court date is set for next week.

Prosecutors have also charged two suspects. Toree Edwards, 19, and Bradley Neil, 20, both of Cedar City, face second-degree felony charges of burglary and class A misdemeanor counts of destroying property.


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