Sparta man who injured officer after charging squad car convicted

The Sparta man that attacked a La Crosse police officer after charging a squad car in August appeared in court on Tuesday.

La Crosse Police received a report on August 4th of a car that had hit a building and a person physically attacking people near the 400 block of Cameron Street.

Jacob Olsen, 22, jumped on the hood of the squad car after police arrived and pounded his head into the windshield, and then began punching the windshield with his fists. Police had to use a stun gun and pepper spray to subdue him.

The incident was caught on the squad dash camera.

Olsen was convicted Tuesday of battery to a law enforcement officer and pleaded guilty to a second offense of drunken driving.

In January 2012, Olsen was also shot twice in the chest and abdomen by Sgt. Booker Ferguson of the Sparta Police Department after pointing a rifle at police and ignoring commands to drop it.