Saturday, October 14, 2017

Fertile, Polk County, Minnesota: Man accused of shooting at plane, facing attempted murder charge

CROOKSTON, MN (KFGO) - A Fertile man has been charged with attempted murder and assault after a pilot discovered a bullet hole in his small plane following a flight near Fertile last week.

Chad Olson, 51, has been charged. The pilot told Polk County deputies that he heard something hit his airplane, but didn't discover the damage until the next day. There was a hole in the fuselage.

The complaint says Olson, who lives near the Fertile airport, had earlier complained to the Federal Aviation Administration about planes flying over his property and that he may have to use lethal force if he felt threatened by the airplanes.

A friend said Olson was holding a rifle after he heard gunshots and Olson told him not to say anything to investigators. The friend also told a deputy that he saw Olson fire at a plane that was flying over his home last spring and that Olson believed the planes were involved in terrorism.

Olson was released from jail after posting $15,000 bond.

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