A Message from the Wright County Sheriff’s Office:
On 01/16/23 At approximately 8:31 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, Wright County deputies were dispatched to the Montissippi Park compost site on the 1700 block of River Street West in the City of Monticello for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, deputies discovered an adult male identified as Jade Nickels (44, from Monticello) on the roadway near the entrance of the compost facility. Deputies began first aid and discovered Nickels had been shot multiple times and appeared to have also been assaulted. A Centracare ambulance arrived on scene and continued life saving measures. Nickels was transported to North Memorial Hospital and is believed to be in serious but stable condition. Deputies spoke to witnesses at the scene who identified the suspect as Dillon Tilbury (18, from Moorhead). The suspect reportedly fled the scene on foot. The suspect was eventually located at a residence on the 1000 block of River Street West and was taken into custody. Tilbury was arrested and booked into the Wright County Jail for probable cause 1st Degree Assault with a firearm as well as other possible charges stemming from the incident. This incident is still under further investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.