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Minnesota man charged in deputy arrow assault

September 17, 2018

This Sept. 15, 2018, photo provided by the Stearns County Jail in St. Cloud, Minn. shows Ramey James Olson, of Alexandria, Minn., who was charged Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. with assaulting a police officer for firing arrows at three officers, striking one of them and prompting the other two to shoot the suspect on Thursday, Sept. 13. Olson was released from the hospital and booked into the Stearns County Jail. (Stearns County (Minn.) Jail via AP)

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man is charged with assaulting a police officer for firing arrows at three officers, striking one of them and prompting the other two to shoot the suspect.

Stearns County prosecutors on Monday charged 31-year-old Ramey James Olson of Alexandria with three felony assault counts as well as theft of a motor vehicle and burglary. Bail was set at $2 million.

Authorities allege Olson stole a pickup in Osakis on Thursday and drove to Sauk Centre, where he smashed through a garage door and entered a home.

Olson allegedly took the homeowner’s compound bow and shot an arrow through the left forearm of Deputy Paul Orvis. The complaint alleges Olson also fired arrows at a state trooper and a Melrose officer, who fired their guns and wounded Olson.

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