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Posted on: March 30, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Hays Police Department Media Release: Domestic Disturbance - Attempted First Degree Murder


Don Scheibler
Chief of Police
Hays, KS

Chris Hancock
Hays Police Department
(785) 625-1030  

DATE: March 30, 2023

SUBJECT: Domestic Disturbance – Attempted First Degree Murder  

On March 28, 2023 at approximately 10:22pm, the Hays Police Department received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 100 blk of East 19th Street, Hays, KS 67601, where a victim had been stabbed multiple times. First responders from the Hays Police Department, Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, and Ellis County Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene. 

The victim was located inside the home, and he was bleeding profusely from his injuries.  It was determined that he had suffered over fifteen stab wounds, including injuries to his neck, arms, and chest area. Ellis County EMS personnel began providing life saving medical care and the victim was quickly transported to the Hays Medical Center Emergency Room. The victim was admitted to the hospital. 

Upon arrival, officers learned that the suspect had fled the scene on foot. The suspect was quickly identified as Collin Micheal McMillin (22 years old) of Hays. Law enforcement officers from the Hays Police Department and the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office began searching the area for McMillin. At approximately 12:15am, Sgt. Phillip Gage of the Hays Police Department located McMillin near the intersection of 5th & Riley. Sgt. Gage was able to safely take McMillin into custody, who was still in possession of a knife at the time of his arrest.

McMillin was transported to the Ellis County Jail, where he is being held on the charges of Attempted First Degree Murder and Domestic Battery. His bond has been set at $1,000,000.00. McMillin is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

This case remains under investigation by the Hays Police Department Investigation Division. Anyone with information reference this case should contact Detective Chris Hancock at (785) 625-1030 or

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