Plea change hearing set for Nora Springs man accused of attempted murder

NORA SPRINGS — A plea change hearing has been scheduled for a Nora Springs man charged with attempted murder after allegedly firing a shot at a Floyd County deputy.

A criminal complaint filed in Floyd County District Court accuses 39-year-old John Salocker of approaching a deputy who was on a traffic stop in the area of 150th and Glass Avenue on the evening of October 27th, with the deputy stating that a shot was fired from the vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene with the deputy pursuing, with Salocker allegedly going at speeds of over 85 miles per hour.

Salocker’s vehicle became disabled in the 1200 block of Dancer Avenue when it entered a field drive and jumped the back side of the ditch into the field. Salocker fled the vehicle and was later located laying down on his back in the field. 

Salocker was charged with attempted murder, going armed with intent, assault on persons in certain occupations, eluding while participating in a felony and first-degree harassment.

Salocker was due in Floyd County District Court on Monday for a pre-trial conference, but an order setting a plea change hearing was filed on Monday, setting the hearing for July 24th.