MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to about 16 years in prison after stealing a truck, damaging properties in a central Minnesota town, and then shooting a 17-year police veteran with a bow and arrow in 2018.
Ramsey James Olson was charged with multiple felonies for the crime spree. In September, he entered guilty pleas to counts of first degree burglary and assault of a peace officer.READ MORE: Jaleel Stallings To Receive $1.5M Settlement From Minneapolis
Olson stole a truck in Osakis and drove dangerously through Sauk Centre, driving into parked cars and through the backyards of homes in the area.
Neighbors and a nearby school had to be evacuated.
Eventually, law enforcement found a damaged residential garage door and discovered that Olson had crashed the stolen truck through it to park inside.READ MORE: Papaya Petite
Officers entered the home and Olson appeared at an upstairs stairwell. He was armed with a compound bow and shot at officers without warning.
Deputy Paul Orvis was shot in the forearm. The injury required surgery.
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The standoff continued until the bow was no longer operable, and after two hours of negotiations police used an electroshock weapon to subdue him in order to arrest him.