Man gets 15 years for crime spree that saw him shoot deputy using bow

The 32-year-old was sentenced on Thursday.
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Ramey Olson

A man's crime spree through central Minnesota that ended with him shooting a deputy with a compound bow has landed him 15 years in prison.

Ramey Olson, 32, of Alexandria, stole a truck in Osakis and drove "recklessly" through Sauk Centre on Sept. 13, 2018, causing damage to property to several businesses and in residential neighborhoods.

Police eventually caught up to him when they noticed the stolen vehicle had been crashed into a garage door and parked outside a home in Sauk Centre.

Officers and deputies went into the house to find Olson, who then appeared upstairs armed with a compound bow.

He fired downstairs "without warning," per the Stearns County Attorney's Office, striking Deputy Paul Orvis in the arm.

Police returned fire, with Olson then appearing again and firing a second arrow at an officer and a state trooper. Once again they returned fire, hitting Olson in the shoulder, buttocks and hand.

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What followed was two hours of negotiations, which ended when police realized the bow was no longer operable, and were able to peacefully arrest him.

When interviewed by police, Olson said he'd been smoking meth, of which he was a regular user. He also made statements saying he wanted to die, and be killed by police.

He was sentenced to serve 189 months in prison after pleading guilty to 1st-degree burglary involving a dangerous weapon, and two counts of 1st-degree assault involving attempted use of deadly force against a peace officer.

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