Monico Man Accused of Attempting to Hitting Deputy Car, Facing New Drug Charges

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: Fri 5:45 PM, Nov. 22, 2013

A 29-year-old Monico man is behind bars in the Oneida County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond after he was charged Friday with four drug charges, including possession of cocaine.

Online court records list the offense date as Nov. 11. Thomas Olds is facing more serious charges in Forest County after he's accused of attempting to hit a deputy with his vehicle during a chase that same day. He'll return to court on Jan. 8 in that case.

He'll return to court on Dec. 17 in Oneida County.

ORIGINAL STORY: Mon 6:35 PM, Nov. 18, 2013

A 29-year-old Oneida County man is free on $5,000 cash bond after authorities say he fled deputies first on foot, then later in a vehicle reaching speeds around 100 mph.

According to a news release from the Forest County Sheriff's Department, last Monday around 11 a.m., dispatch received a call requesting Deputies to respond to a residence in the Mole Lake area. The caller said a large sum of money had been stolen from the residence.

When Deputies arrived at the residence, the suspect, Thomas Olds fled on foot. A chase ensued, however, Olds managed to gain access to a vehicle and flee the area.

Deputies located the vehicle and attempted to stop it. Olds refused to stop and spike strips were put down. According to the press release, as the Deputy was deploying the spike strips, Olds attempted to strike the Deputy with the vehicle he was driving.

Deputies say the chase continued with speeds reaching 100 mph. Olds then drove to his house in Monico where he attempted to get inside the house. Deputies ordered him to stop, but he ignored the commands. Olds was tasered and taken into custody.

Olds is charged with knowing fleeing an officer, attempted 1st degree homicide, two counts of disorderly conduct, two counts of resisting an officer, several drug charges and bail jumping.

During his initial appearance Monday, the state had argued bond at $50,000 cash. A judge denied a bond modification but did order Olds to have no weapons.

Olds will return to court January 8.

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