Man Sentenced for Sauk Centre Crime Spree, Police Standoff
ST. CLOUD -- The man accused of a 2018 crime spree ending in a police standoff and shootout in Sauk Centre has been sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison.
Thirty-two-year-old Ramey Olson of Alexandria pleaded guilty in September to three felony charges after a mental competency examination determined he was fit to face the charges. He was sentenced to 15 years and nine months in prison.
Court records show Olson stole a pickup in Alexandria, drove to Sauk Centre, crashed the truck into a building and parked trailer, then into a nearby home garage.
Olson then entered the home, found a compound bow in an upstairs closet and shot at officers from the second-floor stairwell. One of the officers, Sheriff's Deputy Paul Orvis, was hit in the forearm with an arrow. Olson fired additional arrows but no other officers were hurt.
Police returned fire, hitting Olson in the left shoulder, buttocks and a grazing wound to his hand. He was arrested at the scene.
Olson also allegedly admitted to smoking methamphetamine and wanted to commit suicide by police.