MONTICELLO (WJON News) -- A Moorhead man has been formally charged for his role in a shooting in Monticello Monday.

Eighteen-year-old Dillon Tilbury was charged with attempted 2nd degree intentional murder and 1st degree assault for the shooting at the compost site adjacent from Montissippi Park.

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According to the criminal complaint, witnesses told police Tilbury and the victim, 44-year-old Jade Nickels got into a physical altercation, when Nickels was shot. Tilbury then fled the scene before officers arrived.

Court records show authorities tracked Tilbury's footprints through the snow to a garage in a nearby neighborhood. Authorities used a robot to access the service door, and flew two drones inside but could not find Tilbury.

A police dog was called in to track Tilbury, who was found hiding inside the trunk of a vehicle. Tilbury surrendered and was arrested.

Records show authorities found a black semi-automatic handgun in the rafters of the garage, and a magazine in the bottom of a gas can in the backyard.

Tilbury's next court appearance is on January 31st.


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