VIDEO: Truck Driver Appears Calm Before Suddenly Stabbing Cop In Neck

Elijah Collins' attack on Sugarcreek Police Captain Brian Dalton was captured on bodycam.

Sugarcreek, OH – Bodycam footage captured the horrifying moment when a semi-truck driver stabbed a Sugarcreek police officer in the neck with a screwdriver during a traffic stop last week (video below).

The altercation occurred outside TMK Farm Service at approximately 10 a.m. on June 26, after 32-year-old Elijah Collins pulled his semi-truck into an area where trucks are prohibited.

Collins damaged property in the process, according to the Times Reporter.

Bodycam footage showed Sugarcreek Police Captain Brian Dalton, 37, as he issued Collins a citation for criminal mischief.

Collins was sitting in the cab of his truck, recording Capt. Dalton with his cell phone, as the interaction occurred.

The truck driver was initially calm as the captain explained how to handle the citation.

Capt. Dalton then asked Collins to provide the last four digits of his Social Security number.

“I don’t know it. Why?” Collins replied.

The captain asked Collins to provide a phone number where he could be reached, but Collins claimed he didn’t have one.

Capt. Dalton ultimately asked the truck driver for his signature as acknowledgement that he had received the citation, but Collins refused to comply.

“It’s not an admission of guilt, just an acknowledgement of receipt,” the officer tried to explain.

“No. No,” Collins muttered. “I’m not signing anything.”

As Capt. Dalton attempted to provide the suspect with the time and date of his mandatory court appearance, Collins became even more defiant.

“I’m not doing it,” he told the captain, as he reached towards the inner panel of the open door of his truck cab.

Collins suddenly lunged out of the truck with a screwdriver in his hand, and jumped onto the officer standing below, bodycam footage showed.

The suspect stabbed the screwdriver into Capt. Dalton’s neck during the brutal attack that ensued, and the captain yelled out just before a rapid series of gunshots rang out.

Collins was fatally struck by at least one of the officer’s bullets, according to the Times Reporter.

Capt. Dalton was rushed to Summa Akron City Hospital by helicopter, where he remained in intensive care for two days, TUSCO TV reported.

The eight-year veteran-of-the-force has since been released from the hospital, and is expected to make a full recovery, Sugarcreek Police Chief Kevin Kaser told the Times Reporter.

Chief Kaser said that Capt. Dalton’s use of deadly force was justified, and he commended the captain for remaining professional throughout the course of the traffic stop.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is handling the ongoing investigation into the fatal officer-involved shooting.

You can watch bodycam footage of Capt. Dalton’s encounter with Collins in the video below:

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Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Can’t wait for Boogers and the robot sex doll lover to chime in on this one.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Great job by the officer in getting his bodycam activated and uncovered. I predict he will get a medal for that.

Brechlintom2
Brechlintom2

What do we know about the driver? Does he have a record? Thank God for body cams. "see a cop, thank a cop."

LitheSteel
LitheSteel

Good job staying in the fight or he would be dead. And yet another dark, sinister cretin dead.

Surf92648
Surf92648

Prayers for a full recovery ...

Enough already
Enough already

Thank God the officer is going to be ok. And thank God for body cams or we'd never hear the end of how a white cop killed an innocent black man.

K-9 319
K-9 319

The bad guy got what he deserved, and the good guy, although hurt badly, got to spend more time with his family. Well done brother and heal quickly.

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

Ok, once more......never bring a screwdriver to a gun fight ...............you stupid dead sonofb*#%h. :(

Cidcsp
Cidcsp

Good job Officer, Very Happy you are going home tonight to your family. Love those body cams, stops a lot of nonsense later. The state and feds may want to take a look at the hiring practices of that trucking company. Could The ability to read English possibly be a requirement along with enough common sense that would enable him to respond to a simple citation.

cooldarth
cooldarth

I am happy that Capt. Dalton is recovering well and as equally happy that the POS is dead.

JBo
JBo

The fool went from a citation to dead. Wow.

amdguru
amdguru

I'm very happy the officer will make a full recovery. I was so afraid the officer had been killed and we have had too much of that going on. Glad this animal has been put down, but the liberal media will blame the cop.

mtchll340
mtchll340

Wow, didn't see that coming, glad the LO will recover & the perp will not.

DeplorableDave
DeplorableDave

Good job, Captain. Another dumbass punk thug off the streets. Glad you're able to go home to your family.

Skeeter35
Skeeter35

Great job by the officer...another animal put down.

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

More good oxygen for the rest of us.

Betorn
Betorn

Wasn't even a driving violation that would have threatened his livelihood! Thought he could get away with murder in a back alley and got what was well deserved...death.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Great job by the Officer, it happened so fast, a stab wound to the neck he is very lucky to still be here and able to continue doing such an oustanding job! 👏🏼💙🇺🇸

LEO0301
LEO0301

Yet another example of a peaceful loving Mennonite considering what option was best for him...sign a ticket and go home or try to stab a police officer and get shot to death...hmm, I wonder which one he'll choose?

Pack
Pack

Successful outcome. Prayers to the officer for a speedy recovery

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

One less POS sucking air! He took the room temperature challenge and lost. Good riddance asshole.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Here we go again. All this asshole had to do was sign the paper and he would have driven away instead of dying. So sad....for the officer. Hope the gets well soon.

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

Does anyone remember when many "civil rights organizations" demanded that all cops wear body cameras to expose rampant "police brutality" against the minorities they represented? Be careful what you wish for because you just may get it."

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

What!? A black man, trying to kill an officer!? No way!!!? And then he got shot and died!? Whaaaaaat?! And then the body cam footage showed exactly that it was the black mans fault!? It can’t be!? UPDATE: Oh yes it did!!!! No money pay outs and ghetto uprisings on this issue. NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!! But I’m sure he was a “great person” he only was arrested 6 times, and it was falsely accused on all 6. Im sure he loved his family (as everyone should) and here, look, this is his picture when he graduated from preschool...... probably the last thing his family was proud of.

Fuzzycat
Fuzzycat

Typical dindu behavior. Dont like whats going on? React with violence. Happens with these people all the time. They have no coping skills so resort to animalistic violence at the least little thing. It why they kill each other at a record rate

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

And another POS waste of oxygen bites the dust!!! Saved the tax payers a lot of money not having to pay for his lawyer, a trial, and his incarceration which would include all his medical for the rest of his life. Sorry the officer was attacked but very glad he survived!! Thank goodness for the body cam. Cause this asshole's family ain't getting a dime in a ghetto lottery!!

TFN
TFN

Elijah decided to end his life that day....

LawAbidingCitizen64
LawAbidingCitizen64

Can you imagine if this took place in New York or California? Headline : Police officer shoots and kills, upstanding, hard-working, church-going family man for traffic violation. Thank God for body cams.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Never EVER trust a black man you don't know!

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

I get shyt for disarming a 'law abiding citizen' in another post I made and this is the reason why I sometimes have to do it. Because you never know what is going through the mind of a person. All this guy got was a summons/ticket and he probably would have just needed to pay a fine. Hell, he could have negotiated it for less, but instead he chose to do stupid and he paid the ultimate price. Now, this officers life has been altered dramatically. He has to live with the knowledge that took another human beings life in the line of duty. Something I have never done and hope I never be in the position to do. He was also assaulted and was injured during the process. He will have a scar and or damage to his neck that will be a daily reminder of the incident.

I know only one fellow officer who has had to fire his duty weapon. Fortunately the subject of that incident didn't die. The incident almost caused the deputy to leave the profession, something that he is very good at. Luckily, many of us interceded and he got the help he needed and he is back enjoying the job he wanted to do since he was a little boy. It took some time and a lot of support from us and his family, but he's doing good.

JCT791
JCT791

Did you see that? That's why we need to ban all screwdrivers. that actually looked like an assault type screwdriver to me. he probably bought it at one of those "tool shows" so he didn't have to go through a background check!

Nick Nitro
Nick Nitro

A once respected occupation that any family would be proud to have is now a so much hated one.

vwiles34
vwiles34

Hope the officer makes a quick and complete recovery. I can relate as I've been stabbed twice. I wonder if Black Lives Matters will be throwing a party for there latest hero. Animals like him belong in cages.