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Alexandria Man Shoots Deputy With Compound Bow Before Getting Shot And Tased

Last week an Alexandria, Minnesota man shot a Stearns County Deputy in the forearm with a compound bow after crashing into a garage.

According to a press release, a 31-year-old male from the Osakis/Alexandria area crashed into a garage in Sauk Centre and ran into a home through an unlocked door after stealing a pickup.

The suspect, who is now known as Ramey James Olson, fled to the second floor. Officers tried clearing the house. Olson then appeared on the second floor with a compound bow he found in the home and shot Stearns Deputy Paul Orvis in the left forearm.

After Olson shot the arrow, officers fired their weapons and hit him more than once. After that, officers and then SWAT team negotiators engaged in a two hour standoff. Olson eventually appeared from the second floor, was tasered and taken to the Sauk Centre Hospital.

Olson appeared in court on Monday morning and was charged with three counts of first-degree assault-use of deadly force against a peace office and once count each of theft of a motor vehicle and first-degree burglary. Bail was set at $750,000 with certain conditions and a hefty $2 million without conditions.

On a positive note, the Stearns County MN Government Facebook page posted a picture of Officer Orvis in a sling but looking to be in good spirits despite getting an arrow through his arm.

We're so happy to see the Sheriff's Deputy that was injured in yesterday's incident is doing well! He stopped by to say hello and is on his way to a full recovery.

Posted by Stearns County MN Government on Friday, September 14, 2018

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