All charges dropped in case against teen suspected in Mathis Park shooting in St. George

Mathis Park in St. George, Utah, May 17, 2021.

Mathis Park in St. George, Utah, May 17, 2021. (Ron Chaffin, St. George News, File)



ST. GEORGE — The case against the 18-year-old charged in the shooting reported two weeks ago at Mathis Park has been dismissed after the investigation yielded new information – information that has yet to be released by authorities.

The case against 18-year-old Ryan Allen Pringle, who was arrested and charged in connection with the shooting at Mathis Park reported May 16, was dismissed Tuesday, according to an order signed by District Judge John J. Walton on Tuesday.

Pringle was arrested during a traffic stop that took place four days after the incident at the park, and during the stop, the suspect fled from officers on foot. He was apprehended shortly after and booked into jail for investigation of misdemeanor evading the commands of police and providing false information to a peace officer.

Following his arrest there were multiple charges filed in connection with the Mathis Park incident, including second-degree felony aggravated assault and four third-degree felony counts of discharge of a firearm.

Prosecutor Eric Gentry with the Washington County Attorney's Office filed the motion for dismissal last week, citing that additional evidence was obtained through the course of the investigation that led the state to believe "there is insufficient probable cause that the defendant committed the crimes alleged."

Read the full article at St. George News.

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