Man Sentenced For Shooting Deputy With Arrow

Man Sentenced For Shooting Deputy With Arrow Click to Enlarge Photo: Stearns County Jail

(KNSI) - A man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison after shooting a Stearns County Sheriff's Deputy in the arm with an arrow, which led to a standoff last year.

Ramey James Olson pleaded guilty in September to 1st-degree burglary with a dangerous weapon, 1st-degree assault use of deadly force against a peace officer, and 1st-degree assault of a peace officer.

A charge of theft and a second count of 1st-degree assault against a peace officer was dismissed during Thursday's sentencing.

In September of 2018, the Alexandria man allegedly stole a truck from Osakis and later crashed it into a garage in Sauk Centre. The 32-year-old then broke into the home.

Deputy Paul Orvis and other officers went into the home, and Olson shot Orvis in the forearm with an arrow fired from a compound bow.

He also fired several other arrows at officers who returned fire, hitting Olson in the shoulder and buttocks.

Olson was arrested after a four-hour standoff when police entered the home and tased him.

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