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      Salter pleads guilty to one count of intimidation

      Rusty Eugene Salter, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of intimidation with a dangerous weapon
      An Ottumwa man charged with attempted murder has entered a plea to a lesser charge. According to online court records, Rusty Eugene Salter, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of intimidation with a dangerous weapon. Salter entered the plea last week, one day after his trial on five charges including attempted murder began. This is the second time Salter has entered a guilty plea. In July, Salter pleaded guilty to the intimidation charge, but a mistake in the plea agreement negated the plea and Salter decided to go to trial. A sentencing date has not been set. In Iowa, conviction on a Class "C" Felony carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison. Salter was originally arrested in October 2012 after law enforcement responded to a report of shots fired at a residence in the Van Buren County village of Selma. Three other men were arrested at the time and charged with assault and drug charges.Previous stories.... Murder trial set to begin next week Murder suspect headed to court Shooting in Selma under investigation