CRANDON (WAOW) – A 29-year-old Monico man was charged was nine felonies following a chase with police that reached speeds of 100 mph and ended with him being tazed, according to the criminal complaint filed Monday.
Thomas Olds was charged in Forest County Circuit Court and a judge continued his $5,000 cash bond, according to online court records. The judge denied a prosecutor's request to increase the bond to $50,000, based on some Facebook postings, the records said.
Among the felonies Olds faces are bail jumping, first-degree recklessly endangering safety, possession of narcotic drugs and eluding a traffic officer leading to property damage, the criminal complaint said.
The incident that led to Olds' arrest began Nov. 11 after the Forest County Sheriff's Department received a report that about $20,000 was stolen from a home in the Town of Nashville, the criminal complaint said. The woman who made the call reported to police that Olds was upset because his money was missing, the complaint said.
When police went to investigate, wary about Olds because his recent “comments that he wanted to shoot cops,” Olds was uncooperative, ran from the home, got his sister's pickup truck at a convenience store and fled, the complaint said.
During a chase, a deputy put stop strips in a road and when Olds' approached in a vehicle, he came directly at the deputy, forcing him to jump into a ditch, the complaint said.
One deputy reported following Olds' pickup at 103 mph, the complaint said.
Olds got to his home pursued by a deputy who shot him with a taser, the complaint said. “The defendant let out a loud scream and fell to the ground,” the document said.
Olds is to return to court Jan. 8 for a preliminary hearing.