Ten years in prison for Nora Springs man who fired shot at deputy

NORA SPRINGS — A Nora Springs man who fired a shot at a Floyd County deputy has been sentenced up to ten years in prison.

A criminal complaint accused 40-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 of last year, 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.

As part of a plea agreement made in September, Salocker pleaded guilty to assault on persons engaged in certain occupations as well as assault while participating in a felony, both Class D felonies. As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors recommend that Salocker be sentenced to five years in prison on each count, with the sentences to be served consecutively.

A Floyd County district judge agreed with that recommendation when Salocker was sentenced earlier this week.