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Sparta Man Could Get Probation For Aiming Rifle At Cop

A Sparta man who was shot by police last January after pointing a loaded rifle at an officer, will get 30 days in jail and probation if a judge accepts a plea agreement. 20 year old Jacob Olsen pled no contest in Monroe County this morning to intentionally pointing a firearm at an officer, operating a firearm while intoxicated and disorderly conduct.

Olson pointed a rifle at officers and ignored repeated commands to drop the rifle. Sgt. Booker Ferguson shot Olsen twice in the chest and abdomen January 19th at a home in Sparta. We talked with Police Chief, Mike Kass about the agreement.

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In court, Ferguson told Judge Todd Ziegler that he disagreed with the agreement and that it should be null and void. Ferguson will have another chance to speak at Olsen's sentencing which will be scheduled for a later date. Ferguson was cleared to continue his duties on the police force.

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