Man arrested after manhunt Friday faces 6 felony charges

From Staff Reports
Published 3:43 p.m. ET Nov. 23, 2020


‘One of our state troopers made a traffic stop, just like state troopers do every single day on our roads… that traffic stop changed quickly…’


COLLEGEVILLE — A 29-year-old man faces six felony charges and one misdemeanor charge following a daylong manhunt Thursday, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday in Stearns County District Court. 

Devan Dajon Wilson, who has no city of residence listed, is accused of assaulting an officer, driving while intoxicated, fleeing police, breaking into a dorm at St. John’s Preparatory School and threatening a man. 

According to the complaint, at about 7 a.m. Thursday a Minnesota State Patrol trooper observed a 2007 Kia Sportage stalled on the eastbound lane of Interstate Highway 94 near Freeport. 

Devan Dajon Wilson (Photo: Stearns County Sheriff’s Office)

The trooper found Wilson sleeping in the driver’s seat

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Man in charge of Cambridge University Library when two of Charles Darwin’s notepads were ‘stolen’

  • Peter Fox was head of Cambridge University Library when books, worth millions, were lost in November 2000
  • When their absence was realised in January 2001, it was ‘assumed’ they had been put back on the wrong shelf
  • One of books contained the Darwin’s Tree of Life sketch, exploring evolutionary relationship between species
  • Following an ‘extensive search’, curators have now concluded that the famous books have likely been stolen
  • Do YOU know what happened to the books? Email [email protected]

This is the librarian in charge of Cambridge University Library when two priceless notebooks belonging to scientist Charles Darwin went missing 20 years ago.

Peter Fox was head of the library when the books, worth ‘many millions’, went missing on his watch in November 2000.

When their absence was discovered in January 2001, it was ‘assumed’ they had been put back on the wrong shelf, and police were never alerted.

One of

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Lionel Messi: Man City boss Pep Guardiola wants forward to end career at Barcelona

Barcelona's Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi has spent his whole career with Barcelona having joined the club aged 13

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he wants Lionel Messi to finish his career at Barcelona.

Guardiola signed a two-year contract extension with City on Thursday and was immediately linked with his ex-player, who came close to moving last summer.

Messi’s contract ends next summer and he could sign pre-contract terms with any club outside Spain from 1 January.

Guardiola said: “Messi is a Barcelona player. I said it a thousand times. As a fan, I want Leo to finish there.”

Argentine playmaker Messi had looked set to join City after putting in a transfer request in August, only for Barcelona’s then-president Josep Maria Bartomeu to block the transfer.

Bartomeu then resigned in October but Messi’s future remains uncertain.

“His contract finishes this year [season] and I don’t know what will happen in his mind,”

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Search Continues For Man Who Assaulted Minnesota State Trooper; St. John’s University On Lockdown

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. John’s University has been on lockdown for several hours as authorities search for a man they say attacked a Minnesota State Patrol trooper Thursday morning near St. Joseph.

The state patrol says the suspect was stopped for drunk driving, but fled after punching a trooper. The suspect then led police on a chase along Intestate 94, which ended after officers used stop sticks to blow out the suspect’s tires. The suspect got out of the car and ran off.

One of the officers in the pursuit reported that during the chase the suspect reached out of his vehicle and appeared to have something black in his hand, possibly a gun.

Authorities say the suspect also robbed a victim of their clothes, cellphone and keys. The victim’s car is accounted for, however, and is not stolen.

The suspect is described as a Black man in his

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Tyler college cop fatally shoots man threatening staffer

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Man nabbed while wheeling away firewood he stole from Whole Foods: University Heights police blotter

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio — Theft: Cedar Road


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At 1:30 a.m. Nov. 8, an officer spotted a man pushing a Whole Foods shopping cart on Cedar Road. The cart was filled with firewood. The man admitted to police that he had stolen the wood from Whole Foods, 13998 Cedar Road, and that he was taking it to his residence.

The San Jose, Cal. man, 21, was found to be intoxicated. He was cited for theft and disorderly conduct and released to an acquaintance.

Warrant arrest: Cedar Road

At 5:40 p.m. Nov. 2, police stopped a car that was showing a fictitious plate. It was next found that a passenger in the car, a Louisiana man, 34, was wanted on a Willoughby police warrant. The man was arrested on the warrant and the driver cited for the license plate infraction.

Theft: East Carroll Boulevard

At 9:40 a.m. Nov. 4, a

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Man, Physicists Really Hate the EmDrive

From Popular Mechanics

A moonshot propulsion device called the EmDrive promises an extremely fast, physics-defying way to travel in space. But many critics say this impossible drive is just offering hot air. Is there actually hope for the EmDrive, and can we learn anything from its far-out concept?

🌌 You like badass space stuff. So do we. Let’s nerd out over the universe together.

The design of the EmDrive, copyrighted by its parent company SPR Ltd, works by trapping microwaves in a shaped chamber where their bouncing produces thrust. The chamber is closed, meaning from the outside, it will appear to simply move without any fuel input or any thrust output.

SPR Ltd explains:

“This relies on Newton’s Second Law where force is defined as the rate of change of momentum. Thus an electromagnetic (EM) wave, travelling at the speed of light has a certain momentum which it will

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Man sentenced in admissions scandal lists Beverly Hills homes

Robert Flaxman — a wealthy real estate developer who was sentenced to one month in prison for his role in the college admissions scandal — is asking a combined $34 million for a pair of neighboring homes in Beverly Hills.

Both properties occupy a cul-de-sac just below the famous Greystone Mansion and combine for a total of nearly two acres.

They’re also listed separately. One — a Regency-style home he bought for $12 million in 2017 — is up for grabs at $17.5 million. The other — a Midcentury-style home he picked up for about $11.2 million last year — is listed at $16.5 million.

Built in 1970, the Regency-style home is the larger of the two (by four square feet). Approached by a courtyard, it features a brick-clad exterior that gives way to stylish, whitewashed living spaces across 5,577 square feet.

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Florida man invents robot to insert and remove contact lenses

Hershoff was diagnosed with Fuch’s dystrophy in 2000 and almost lost his sight. He received three corneal transplants in 10 years.

After struggling with his eyesight for years, Hershoff discovered a special type of contact lens called scleral lenses which helped him enormously.

However, when his wife passed away, Hershoff went through a period of anxiety which caused his hands to shake while inserting and removing his contact lenses.

This is when the light bulb went off.

“What happens in a few years if I actually have a tremor and I can’t get these lenses in? I need them to see and I don’t have anyone to help put them in for me,” Hershoff told CNN.

And so, the Cliara Lens Robot was born. Cliara is an acronym for Contact Lens Insertion and Removal Apparatus.

The robot uses suction cups to measure the precise amount of force needed to insert

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Man accused of exposing himself at Eastern Michigan University


Eastern Michigan University’s campus (Photo: David Jesse)

A registered sex offender is expected to face felony charges Friday in connection to accusations he exposed himself to students on Eastern Michigan University’s campus.

It is the latest of several sex-related crimes tied to the university.

Gregory Gentles, 37, was arrested after a business owner in Ypsilanti spotted him and contacted police, WDIV-TV (Channel 4) reported. He had moved to Ypsilanti earlier this year, and, police said, flashed students at the library and other places.

In August, a Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputy was accused of rape, while he was a student at the university from 2016 to early 2018. Sheriff’s Deputy D’Angelo McWilliams of Canton was arraigned on three counts of criminal sexual conduct and one count of domestic violence

And last month, a 24-year-old Monroe man, Dustyn Durbin, was bound over for trial, accused of sexually assaulting several women 

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