Beating Suspect In Court

The 46-year-old Town of Richfield man suspected of severely beating a 13-year-old boy was back in Washington County Court this week for a pretrial hearing. Brian Scott Olson is being held at Winnebago Mental Health Institute. He had a history of mental health issues before the August 14th beating. The boy’s father found him slumped over on a lawn mower bleeding from the head. The teen suffered several skull fractures. Olson is charged with attempted 1st degree intentional homicide. His next hearing is on November 22nd.