The 61-12 months-outdated guy accused of injuring a law enforcement officer and assaulting a Menards personnel around a deal with mask policy has been billed.
Luke Alvin Oeltjenbruns, of Hutchinson, is charged with 1 rely of to start with-diploma assault, two counts of next-degree assault and one particular count fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle-bodily harm, all felonies, in connection to an incident captured on bystander video that went viral.
He was arrested Wednesday and booked into the McLeod County Jail at 4:50 p.m., the jail roster shows.
According to the legal criticism submitted Friday, Hutchinson police Officer Steven Sickmann and Sgt. Alicia Nortrom responded to Menards at 1525 Montreal St. SE at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday on a report of an assault.
Menards staff members provided a description of the suspect, with police analyzing the suspect is Oeltjenbruns, rates stated. Surveillance online video from the shop demonstrates Oeltjenbruns pushing a cart filled with long parts of lumber.
Movie showed a Menards staff stopped around the facet of the cart and Oeltjenbruns began to “jab” the personnel with just one of the parts of wooden. The Menards worker instructed law enforcement he observed Oeltjenbruns technique the checkout not putting on a mask and he told him he had to put a mask on.
Oeltjenbruns tried out to thrust his cart previous the employee, but the employee grabbed the cart. That’s when Oeltjenbruns hit the employee with the lumber and attempted to depart all over again, only to have the employee get the cart again. Then Oeltjenbruns struck the employee “5 or six moments” in the head with his hand. The employee had a headache and had a elevated purple mark on his forehead.
Sickmann and Nortrom had been investigating at Menards although Hutchinson officer Niki Cappelen found Oeltjenbruns automobile in the Walmart parking lot.
Cappelen tried to halt Oeltjenbruns’ vehicle but it proceeded to generate “little by little” absent from Cappelen, expenses say. Capplelen ongoing to adhere to the motor vehicle with her siren blaring.
The vehicle finally stopped at a red light-weight near South Quality Highway and Freeway 15 South, at which issue Cappelen got out of her car with her weapon drawn, the criticism suggests. Sgt. Nortrom and officer Aaron Berry also approached the auto with their weapons drawn.
Oeltjenbruns rolled down his window a “pair of inches” and Cappelen informed him he was at gunpoint, to which he responded he didn’t treatment and to shoot him, expenses condition.
Oeltjenbruns disregarded commands to get out of the car or truck and drove east on South Grade Road Southwest, then turned on to South Freeway 15, costs say. Nortrom, Berry, Cappelen followed and Sickmann blocked with his squad car the intersection of Highway 15 South and Freemont Avenue Southeast.
Officers surrounded Oeltjenbruns’ auto with squad vehicles and he was all over again instructed to open the window and get out of the auto. He reported “no” and shook his head, the complaint suggests.
Sickmann approached the car or truck in “an endeavor to deescalate the predicament,” in accordance to the complaint. The officer stated to Oeltjenbruns that he matched the description of a person who assaulted an employee at Menards. Oeltjenbruns refused to comply and was explained to that officers would break his window to get him out of the truck if he did not comply.
“Sickmann acquired up on the running board on the driver’s facet of defendant’s truck and achieved in by the window. The defendant grabbed Officer Sickmann’s right arm and shut the window on it, trapping Officer Sickman’s arm. The defendant then drove the truck ahead into a squad auto,” fees point out.
Oeltjenbruns then backed into another squad car, and continued “bashing his car in opposition to the squad automobiles with Officer Sickmann even now trapped on the aspect of the truck right up until he was capable to escape and drove north on Freeway 15 at a significant fee of speed,” which was caught on the video clip shared over.
Oeltjenbruns stopped near the intersection of Freeway 15 and South Grade Street, which had been blocked by squad vehicles, rates condition.
“When the defendant stopped, Officer Sickmann was capable to retrieve a rescue hammer made use of for breaking auto windows and attempted to use it to crack the window. The defendant took the hammer from Officer Sickmann and struck him on the top of the head with it,” the criticism states.
Officers at some point arrested Oeltjenbruns.
Sickmann was taken to the clinic, where he obtained 8 metallic staples for the wound on his head and he had a significant abrasion on his arm, charges say. He has been released from the healthcare facility and is at household recovering, the McLeod County Sheriff’s Workplace said on Thursday.