COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. — A 29-year-old man was arrested Thursday, Nov. 19, in the assault of a Minnesota State Patrol trooper in Stearns County after a daylong manhunt that locked down the campus of St. John’s University.
Devan Dajon Wilson was arrested at about 6:30 p.m. near Sagatagan Lake on the St. John’s campus in Collegeville, according to a release from the State Patrol.
The incident began at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday, when a trooper stopped Wilson’s vehicle on Interstate 94 on suspicion of drunken driving, the State Patrol said. During the stop, the trooper was assaulted by the suspect who then fled the scene, according to the release.
Residents near St. John’s campus were asked by police to lock their doors and windows as the search continued through the day before Wilson's arrest.
The trooper suffered multiple fractures to his jaw which requires surgery, according to the release, with the surgery scheduled for Friday, Nov. 20.
Wilson, who was arrested without incident, was taken to a St. Cloud hospital for observation before being booked into Stearns County jail, according to the news release.