SUBJECT: Arrests Made after Shooting at Angel Mounds
RELEASE NUMBER: 2016-NR-014
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff David Wedding
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 20-year-old Michael Lynn Alexander Jr. of Princeton after he fled the scene of a shooting at Angel Mounds. Mr. Alexander’s accomplice, 22-year-old Kendra Corrallen Pritchett of Evansville, was arrested by the Indiana State Police.
The shooting occurred at approximately 4:08pm in a parking area that services the Angel Mounds levee trails southeast of Pollack Avenue and Lynn Road. Mr. Alexander met the victim, Mr. Dalton Chase Faughn of Carmi, after agreeing to sell him drugs. Mr. Alexander’s intention was to shoot a friend of Mr. Faughn, whom he suspected of previously burglarizing his home and who he hoped would be accompanying Mr. Faughn. When the drug transaction did not occur, Mr. Faughn attempted to leave. Mr. Alexander fired three shots from a revolver towards Mr. Faughn as he attempted to enter his friend’s truck. The first shot struck Mr. Faughn in the left arm and chest. The last two shots struck the truck, shattering the windows of the vehicle. Mr. Alexander’s girlfriend, Ms. Kendra Corrallen Pritchett, then drove Mr. Alexander away from the scene in a silver Ford Crown Victoria sedan.
Mr. Faughn was driven to the hospital by his friend, who also provided a description of the silver Crown Victoria to 911. An Indiana State Police trooper spotted the suspect vehicle travelling on I-69 and later initiated a traffic stop. The driver, Ms. Kendra Pritchett, initially complied but then fled from the trooper as he awaited backup. The trooper pursued the vehicle and was soon joined by officers from the Evansville Police Department. The suspect threw out narcotics and a revolver during the pursuit. The pursuit continued to Morgan Ave west of N. Green River Road where the vehicle drove off the roadway and then re-entered oncoming traffic, striking a van head-on causing injury to the driver. Officers later recovered the discarded drugs and weapon.
Mr. Alexander was taken into custody at the scene, while Ms. Pritchett was transported to the hospital. Mr. Alexander was arrested by the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office for his involvement in the shooting. Ms. Pritchett was later arrested by the Indiana State Police for her involvement in the subsequent pursuit. Both are lodged at the Vanderburgh County Jail. The incident remains under investigation and additional charges may be filed.
As of 10:30pm Mr. Faughn remains hospitalized with life threatening injuries.
Michael Lynn Alexander Jr. (pictured above), 20, of Princeton. Aggravated Battery with a Firearm as a Level 3 Felony, Criminal Recklessness with a Firearm as a Level 5 Felony, Criminal Recklessness with a Firearm as a Level 6 Felony, Carrying a Handgun without a License as a Class A Misdemeanor
Kendra Corrallen Pritchett (pictured above), 22, of Evansville. Criminal Recklessness with a Motor Vehicle as a Level 5 Felony, Resisting Law Enforcement with a Motor Vehicle as a Level 6 Felony, Aggressive Driving as a Class A Misdemeanor.
Pictured above: Shattered window of the pick-up truck in which Mr. Faughn was a passenger.
Pictured above: Crash scene on E. Morgan Avenue.
Pictured above: View of the parking area at the Angel Mounds levee trails southeast of Pollack Avenue and Lynn Road.