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March 22, 2014

Man wanted in three counties arrested in Lake Leelanau

LAKE LEELANAU — A Charlevoix man wanted in three counties ended his flight from the law in a Lake Leelanau home.

State police arrested Bruce A. Olson, 43, on Wednesday after they received a tip he had just walked out of a Leelanau County business. He faces a long list of criminal charges from three different counties and will be held in Grand Traverse County's jail on a felony bench warrant for failing to appear on non-sufficient check funds case.

Emmet County authorities also sought his arrest on felony fraud and extortion charges.

Authorities tracked him to Lake Leelanau after he stood accused of stealing a Jeep Liberty in Charlevoix. The vehicle, a silver 2007 model with Michigan registration 7GJR01, remains missing.

Members of the public with information regarding the vehicle are asked to contact the Leelanau County Sheriff's Office confidential tipline at 231-256-8696, dispatch at 256-8800 or

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