‘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