NU Man Assaulting Officer Charge 19 Sep 13

A New Ulm man was booked into the Brown County Jail Wednesday morning for multiple charges, including felony assault of a police officer. 25-year-old Valen Izaic Olson was arrested on an outstanding warrant early Friday morning, but the arresting officer reportedly received a number of scratches, cuts, and bruises when Olson tried to escape during the arrest. After being apprehended, he was taken to the New Ulm Medical Center after allegedly telling officers he had been taking drugs and wanted to die. He was transferred to the Brown County Jail Wednesday morning, and an appearance in court is pending.