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Bond money returned to Olsen family

SYCAMORE – The family of a missing Maple Park man will be getting money back from the state that had been paid as bond for charges filed against him.

The family of Bradley Olsen will receive about $4,000 from five cases that are pending against Olsen, said Christine Taylor, an attorney for the Olsen family. Four of the cases are in DeKalb County and Taylor said she will be in court next month in Kane County on the fifth.

Olsen, who would now be 29, who was last seen at a DeKalb bar on Jan. 20, 2007.

The family worked out an agreement with the DeKalb County State's Attorney's Office to return the money and attorneys were at the DeKalb County Courthouse on Thursday to finalize the details.

Olsen's disappearance continues to be investigated by the DeKalb Police Department, DeKalb County First Assistant State's Attorney Bill Engerman said, and the bond money had been posted by people other than Olsen.

"The equitable thing to do was to refund the money," Engerman said. Recognizance bonds were issued in their place.

The charges are not being dropped against Olsen, though he has not been seen for more than two years. He still faces charges of violating an order of protection from 2005, as well as charges filed in 2006 of aggravated assault of a peace officer, battery and reckless driving. All of the cases are unrelated, according to court documents.

A $50,000 reward is being offered for any information on Olsen. He is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs about 175 pounds and has blue eyes and brown hair. He has a tattoo of a palm tree on his left ankle and a tattoo of a sun on his back.

He was last seen leaving what was then Bar One, which is on West Lincoln Highway near Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb, wearing a brown leather jacket, a black shirt, jeans and boots.

Missing person

Anyone with information about the disappearance of Bradley Olsen is asked to call the DeKalb Police Department at 815-748-8400.

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