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Goodhue County man faces four felony charges

A Zumbrota man was charged with felony counts of first- and second-degree burglary, two felony counts of domestic assault and one misdemeanor charge of damage to property Monday, according to a complaint filed in Goodhue County District Court.

Scott Peder Olson Jr., 27, was arrested late Saturday after the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office received a call stating that Olson was allegedly attempting to gain entry to a home in Dennison.

According to the complaint, Olson sent one of the residents of the home a text message stating he was coming over and, after pounding on the front door, he kicked in a door to the garage and tried to kick in another door to the home.

One person in the home said she “feared for her life.”

Olson was convicted of a felony no-contact order violation and a gross misdemeanor domestic assault charge in Goodhue County in October 2011.

Olson was also convicted on a felony terroristic threat charge in Le Sueur County in December 2008.

First-degree burglary is punishable by 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine, second-degree burglary is punishable by 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Both felony counts of domestic assault carry a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine and fourth-degree damage to property has a 90 day imprisonment and $1,000 fine maximum sentence.

Olson’s next court appearance is scheduled for June 6. 

John R. Russett

John Russett is a regional reporter for RiverTown Multimedia, covering a variety of issues facing RiverTown communities. Previously, he worked at the Red Wing Republican Eagle, where he reported on education as well as crime and courts. 

You can follow him on Twitter at @JohnRyanRussett


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