Deputy Shot with Arrow in Sauk Centre Standoff Expected Back at Work Soon

September 14, 2018 03:34 PM

The video above is from Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.

The Stearns County deputy who was shot in the arm by an arrow during a standoff in Sauk Centre Thursday is already recovering.


An update from the sheriff's office Friday said Paul Orvis "is expected to be back at work in the near future."

According to Sheriff Don Gudmundson, a suspect -- identified as a 31-year-old man from the Osakis area -- drove a stolen pickup truck into Sauk Centre shortly after 10 a.m. The sheriff said he drove through backyards and hit a building and parked cars.

RELATED: Deputy Shot with Arrow, Suspect Injured and in Custody Following Sauk Centre Standoff

The truck then smashed into a garage on 10th Street, where the suspect then ran into a home. Gudmundson said no one was in the home at the time. 

When officers arrived at the home, the man allegedly shot Orvis in the left arm with a compound bow.

The sheriff said officers shot the suspect multiple times, and he was taken to St. Cloud Hospital with wounds to his shoulder, buttocks and hand.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will investigate the shooting of the suspect. The St. Cloud Police Department will investigate the assault of Orvis. 


Anthony Brousseau and Ben Rodgers

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