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Posted on: January 19, 2023

County Attorney Provides Update on Monticello Shooting

A message from Wright County Attorney Brian Lutes: 

Wright County Attorney Brian Lutes charged Dillon Lawrence Tilbury with attempted 2nd intentional murder and 1st degree assault for the shooting incident that occurred at the compost site adjacent to Montissippi Park in Monticello on January 16. Tilbury made his initial court appearance this morning. Bail was set at $450,000 with conditions or $750,000 without conditions. Tilbury will appear next in court at 9 a.m. Tuesday, January 31. 

This level of violence in our community is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. I want the public to know this was not a random act of violence but rather a targeted act aimed at a specific individual. This is an ongoing investigation not allowing me to say too much but the people you associate with and the activity you engage in impact your level of safety. 

I want to thank the citizens in the area who communicated with the police to help locate Tilbury. I commend the efforts of my law enforcement partners with the Wright County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Patrol who immediately tracked Tilbury to where he was hiding. The Sheriff’s Office surrounded the location to ensure the safety of the public. I want to highlight some of the tools used by the Sheriff’s Office to apprehend Tilbury. The Sheriff’s Office used a robot to open the service door to the garage in which Tilbury was hiding. The Sheriff’s Office then flew a small drone into the garage to obtain surveillance footage inside the garage. The Sheriff’s Office then deployed K9 Chase in the garage who alerted to a trunk of a vehicle in the garage where Tilbury was hiding. Tilbury surrendered once Chase aggressively barked directly at the trunk. 

I will work with the Wright County Sheriff’s Office to hold Tilbury accountable for this crime. 

Here is a link to a copy of the criminal complaint: https://www.co.wright.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/27687/Dillon-Tilbury-Complaint-PDF 

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