08-21-2005, 11:40 PM #1
Man's rampage wounds police chief
A man being served with a protection order shot his way past police, set fire to the courthouse and jail - then returned as the fires raged and shot the police chief, officials said.
James Thorlakson, 54, managed to escape again after wounding the chief but was injured during gunfights with officers, officials said. He was arrested at a hospital about 30 miles away.
Both Thorlakson and Cavalier Police Chief Ken Wolf were hospitalized Sunday in satisfactory condition.
Officials said the rampage began Friday when officers tried to serve Thorlakson, of rural Hensel, with a protection order. Sheriff Wayne Samdahl said he could not discuss details of the order.
County and state officials said the fires may have caused $1 million in damage. Askew said Thorlakson's initial court appearance, set for early this week, may be moved from Cavalier because of the damage.
"Our courthouse is not functional, and may not be available," Askew said.
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/san...n/12441638.htmJust when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........
Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?
"Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight