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Jackson man pled not guilty to charges of setting off homemade bomb.

Jul 23, 2013 -- 5:45pm

A Jackson man accused of detonating a pipe bomb in June pled not guilty Monday in Cape Girardeau County court.  44-year-old David Salzmann is being held in the county jail on a $75,000 bond and faces charges of second-degree assault of a law enforcement officer, unlawful possession of a weapon and violation of an order of protection.  He is accused of trying to commit suicide with a homemade explosive device.  Police received a call from a house in Cape Girardeau where Salzmann's wife was staying, and an officer found him sitting in a car in front of the house.  Salzmann allegedly detonated a device in the car as an officer approached.  Residents were evacuated from the block and police searched the neighborhood for other explosives.  Salzmann is on supervised probation from a 2010 charge for possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture a controlled substance.  Salzmann has been found indigent and assigned a public defender.


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