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Anger over bail leads to new charges

A Superior man reportedly injured a jailer May 9 while venting his frustration over the amount of cash bail amount imposed; Ross Loren Olson, 29, was bound over for arraignment Wednesday in Douglas County Circuit Court.

Olson faces felony resisting an officer causing a soft tissue injury to officer and misdemeanor charges of resisting an officer and disorderly conduct.

According to the criminal complaint:

Olson was in custody at the Douglas County Jail at the time of the incident. He was making an initial appearance in court by closed-circuit TV on misdemeanor charges of bail jumping and resisting an officer. Olson was also making a warrant appearance for a misdemeanor theft charge.

When Court Commissioner Rebecca Lovejoy ordered Olson to post cash bail, he pushed his chair, crumpled up his criminal complaint and threw it on the floor. He then pushed another chair. A jailer told Olson that his bail was just raised because of his behavior. Olson said he didn't care, called the commissioner a vulgar name and kicked another chair.

When jailers attempted to escort him from the room, Olson resisted, wrestling and struggling. He had to be sprayed in the face with OC (pepper) spray before he would comply. During the struggle, one of the jailers suffered abrasions and scrapes to his elbow and forehead.

Olson remained in custody Thursday at the Douglas County Jail in lieu of cash bond of $2,000. His next court appearance is set for July 10.

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