Bond lowered for man who attacked La Crosse Police officer
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — A La Crosse Co. judge lowered the bond Friday for a man who attacked a police officer.
La Crosse Co. Judge Todd Bjerke reduced 22 year-old Jacob Olsen’s bond from $10,000 to $5,000 dollars cash.
Olsen’s defense attorney argued her client is not a flight risk and that Olsen was diagnosed with PTSD for which law enforcement can be a trigger.
Police arrested Olsen Tuesday for attacking a police officer in downtown La Crosse.
The officer was responding to call about a car that hit a building, and a person attacking people near Cameron Park.
Olsen jumped on the hood of the officer’s squad car and began head-butting and punching the windshield.
The officer then tased Olsen who continued to come at him.
He then used pepper spray on Olsen before more officers arrived and were able to arrest him.
Olsen faces several charges from the incident, including Felony Battery to a Law Enforcement officer, Battery, Resisting or Obstructing an Officer, Criminal Damage to Property, and 2nd Offense OWI.
This wasn’t Olsen’s first run-in with police.
In January 2012, Olsen was shot twice by Sgt. Booker Ferguson of the Sparta Police Department after pointing a rifle at officers and ignoring commands to drop it.
Olsen was shot in the chest and abdomen.
Sgt. Ferguson was eventually cleared in the shooting.
Olsen was sentenced in April of 2012 to 30 days in jail and 3 years probation.