One charge dropped against man accused in shooting while shooting charge remains

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Clarification: An earlier version of this story did not mention that the charges of battery were separate from his charges related to the shooting.

EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) – Charges have been dropped against an Evansville man accused in one case while he pleads guilty in another.

Prosecutors say they dropped battery charges against Seth Wrinkles due to evidentiary issues and a lack of cooperation from witnesses.  Wrinkles faced those charges in connection to a fight inside the Vanderburgh County Jail.  

That was not the only case against Wrinkles.  Wrinkles also faced attempted murder and other charges in connection with a July 2020 incident in which he was accused of shooting a woman, then hiding from police.  Wrinkles pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in prison in that case.

Seth Wrinkles is the son of Matthew Eric Wrinkles, who was executed in 2009 for a triple murder in Evansville.  The shooting involving Seth Wrinkles happened 26 years to the day after the triple homicide involving his father.

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