ST. CLOUD, Minn. — The man arrested in the shooting of a Stearns County deputy with an arrow Thursday in Sauk Centre was formally charged Monday.
According to a press release from Stearns County Attorney's Office Monday afternoon, Ramey James Olson, 31, faces three felony counts of assault in the first degree for use of deadly force against a peace officer.
He was also charged with felony theft and burglary in the first degree.
According to the charges, Olson stole a vehicle from a woman who recently broke up with him, hit a business and drove the vehicle into a garage of a home in Sauk Centre on Thursday afternoon. He barricaded himself inside the home, found a compound bow and used it to shoot deputy Paul Orvis in the arm with a target arrow.
Olson was shot by law enforcement and sustained injuries during the incident. After a two-hour standoff, Olson was taken into custody.
In an interview with investigators, Olson said he was target practicing when he hit the officer with an arrow and was not trying to shoot him.
He also admitted to smoking meth and that he regularly used controlled substances.