Ft. Dodge Man Arrested After Striking Deputy with Vehicle

A Fort Dodge man is in custody after authorities say he hit a Wright County deputy with the deputy’s own squad car.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, a Deputy conducted a traffic stop around 2 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 17 in Eagle Grove. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 31-year-old Sean McMillan, a suspect in a disturbance earlier in the day in Goldfield.

The deputy arrested McMillan, handcuffed him and put him in the squad car’s passenger seat. The deputy then went back to McMillan’s vehicle to deal with a passenger there.

At that point, McMillan jumped the console of the squad car, drove at and hit the deputy and the officer fired one round, which hit the windshield.

McMillan soon ditched the deputy’s car and fled the area. He was found a short time later, hiding in a home in Eagle Grove and arrested again. The deputy was treated and released from a local hospital.

Schools in Eagle Grove were put on lockdown for a time Tuesday afternoon because of the incident.

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