Man accused of shooting at Golden Valley police officer gets 15-year prison sentence
A man who was charged after allegedly shooting at a Golden Valley police officer following a pursuit in February has been sentenced.
Wednesday, 30-year-old Marlon Terrelle Collins pleaded guilty to one count of attempted second-degree intentional murder and was sentenced to over 15 years (189 months) in prison. He received credit for 83 days for time already served.
Three other charges — attempted first-degree intentional murder of a peace officer, first-degree assault-use of deadly force and felon in possession of a firearm — were dismissed.
A criminal complaint states a Golden Valley police officer responded to a report of an attempted burglary at around 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 16. The officer saw a suspicious vehicle near the caller’s home and tried to stop it but it fled and a pursuit started. Eventually, the suspect’s car crashed into a snowbank and Collins got out and allegedly shot at the officer while fleeing.
The officer wasn’t hit but the squad vehicle was. Collins was found hiding behind a bush a short time later and was arrested.
Also Wednesday, Collins pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 57 months in prison for burglary, and he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 36 months in prison for assault with a dangerous weapon. Those charges stemmed from the same night as the pursuit and shooting.
Court documents show Collins will serve all of his time in the three cases at the same time at the St. Cloud Correctional Facility.