Update: DCI Names Suspects In Wright County Officer-Involved Shooting
September 21, 2020
EAGLE GROVE, Iowa - On September 15, 2020, the Wright County Sheriff's Office requested the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation to investigate an officer-involved shooting. Below is updated information with names regarding that incident:
On September 15, 2020, at about 1:45 PM, Wright County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Robinson conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 17 at 10th St NW in Eagle Grove, Iowa of a 2004 Honda Accord being driven by a subject he knew to be barred from driving in Iowa. The subject was identified as Sean McMillan, 31, from Fort Dodge, Iowa. Robinson identified a passenger in the vehicle as Keaton Collins, 30, of Fort Dodge, Iowa.
During the stop, Deputy Robinson determined that McMillan and Collins were possible suspects in a disturbance involving a gun in Goldfield, Iowa, that Eagle Grove police officers were still currently on scene taking a report of.
Robinson placed McMillan under arrest, handcuffed him, and seat-belted him in the front seat of Robinson’s vehicle. Collins was handcuffed and standing in front of Robinson’s vehicle. Robinson conducted a search of the vehicle and located a handgun.
While Deputy Robinson was securing the handgun, McMillan worked his handcuffs in front of him, jumped the console of the squad car, drove at and hit the deputy. Deputy Robinson fired one round at McMillan. McMillan was not hit.
McMillan abandoned the Wright County Sheriff’s vehicle a short distance later and fled on foot. McMillan was later arrested at 309 S. Cadwell in Eagle Grove, Iowa, without incident.
Deputy Robinson was transported to the hospital where he was treated and released.
Sean McMillan has been charged with Attempted Murder, Iowa Code 707.11 and Escape from Custody, Iowa Code 719.4. McMillan is currently in custody at the Hamilton County jail with no bond.
Keaton Collins has been charged Possession of a Firearm as a Felon, Iowa Code 724.26, and is currently in custody at the Wright County jail with a $10,000 cash only bond.
The incident in Goldfield is still under investigation.
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