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Ambulance worker
accused of violent crime

Staff writer

No employment action is expected against an emergency medical service employee arrested last week on suspicion of a violent crime.

Kelli Ann Olson, 47, Newton, a registered nurse who works for Marion County emergency medical service, was arrested early Dec. 28 on suspicion of domestic battery.

She was released from jail eight hours later on her own recognizance.

Curt Hasart, director of the ambulance department for a month and a half, said that employees arrested on suspicion of drug or alcohol-related charges were considered for discipline under county policy.

The department does not have a policy arrests for crimes of violence.

“At this time we do not,” Hasart said.

Charges have not yet been formally filed against Olson in Marion County, but she was charged in Harvey County with speeding 10 miles over the limit March 19, 2020, and was fined $165; in Saline County with speeding 10 miles over the speed limit on Oct. 19, 2007, and was fined $96; and in Saline County with speeding 13 mph over the limit on Nov. 4, 2004, and was fined $108.

Last modified Jan. 5, 2023