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BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY – A man accused of carrying a gun near an elementary school in Bartholomew County was arrested after he was brought down by a K-9 deputy.

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office said it arrested 40-year-old Joshua Prather of Paragon on Tuesday. That came after a report just before 4 p.m. that a man was walking and carrying a shotgun near Taylorsville Elementary School.

Investigators said they found Prather carrying a gun in the area and walking with another man, 21-year-old Ricky Reed of Columbus. Reed reportedly ran but stopped and was arrested.

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