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UPDATE: Devils Lake man jailed on assaulting officer, resisting arrest charges

DEVILS LAKE -- A Devils Lake man has been accused of assaulting a police officer here. Timothy Benjamin Olson, 53, was charged with simple assault on a police officer or correctional institution employee, a Class C felony, and preventing arrest o...

DEVILS LAKE -- A Devils Lake man has been accused of assaulting a police officer here.

Timothy Benjamin Olson, 53, was charged with simple assault on a police officer or correctional institution employee, a Class C felony, and preventing arrest or discharge of duties, a Class A misdemeanor.

The incident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. Monday when Devils Lake police officers responded to a home after a caller reported a man “throwing and breaking things,” according to the criminal complaint.

Olson allegedly approached the officers while “kicking and swinging a burning sage bundle,” according to the complaint. The officer then used a Taser device on Olson when he allegedly resisted being placed in handcuffs.

Olson had to be restrained in the back of the squad car after he allegedly attempted to kick out a window in the vehicle, according to the complaint.

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The report indicated the police officer was kicked in the left knee during the incident.

A date for Olson to appear before a judge had not been set as of 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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