Deputy Shot With Homeowner's Bow

Deputy Shot With Homeowner's Bow Click to Enlarge Photo: Steven Coursolle (KNSI)

(KNSI) - The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says the suspect in a Sauk Centre standoff, who was shot and tased before being taken into custody, is a 31-year-old man from the Osakis and Alexandria area.

The sheriff's office says the suspect crashed a stolen truck into a building, then drove through multiple residential backyards before smashing into a garage on 10th street in Sauk Centre around 10 a.m. Thursday.

Sheriff Don Gudmundson says the suspect entered an unlocked home and armed himself with the homeowner's compound bow, before turning it on a deputy.

"The suspect appeared with a compound bow from the second floor of the home and shot deputy Paul Orvis through the left forearm with a target arrow."

Orvis could be heard calmly saying on the police radio that he had an arrow in his arm.

The sheriff says multiple law enforcement agencies returned fire on the suspect; shooting him in the left shoulder, the buttocks and a grazing wound to a hand.

Gudmundson says the response from law enforcement was very well coordinated and the standoff ended as well as it could have.

Gudmundson visited Orvis in the Sauk Centre Hospital and says he is in good condition.

The suspect was taken to Sauk Centre Hospital before being flown to St. Cloud Hospital for his injuries that are believed to be non life-threatening.

The sheriff says the county attorney will identify the suspect after formal charges are filed.

You might remember seeing deputy Orvis in a Facebook post where he saved an abandonded kitten from a ditch in Holdingford.

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