Observer staff

A man accused of aggravated battery against a Boise police officer was arrested in La Grande by the Oregon State Police Thursday morning.

According to an article from KTVB out of Boise, Idaho, Kyler Olsen, 24, was behind the wheel of a vehicle when a Boise police officer pulled him over in Boise on Wednesday. During the traffic stop, Olsen intentionally hit the officer with his car and drove away.

The officer was hospitalized but is expected to recover from his injuries, according to the article.

After responding to several tips from the public and following up on leads, the U.S. Marshals Task Force, made up of Boise law enforcement officers and federal officers, located information Olsen was possibly in the La Grande area.

Oregon State Police was contacted to assist and a search of the area resulted in locating the suspect parked at a truck stop in the vehicle he was said to be driving.

Olsen was arrested on possession of methamphetamine, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and warrants out of Idaho, including failure to appear on a charge of sexual battery of a minor, according to the jail roster. He will be extradited at a later date.

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