Tuesday, June 20, 2017

HA John Lockhart charged with attempted murder of police officer

36-year-old John Lockhart's arrest began when someone on a black motorcycle shot through the back window of a passing SUV. An hour later, a Milliken police officer spotted a motorcycle that matched the description and attempted to pull it over, but the driver sped away. The officer heard what she thought was the sound of the motorcycle backfiring, but later found a bullet in the front grill of her patrol car.

Greeley officers spotted the motorcycle speeding through the city, reaching 100 mph.
Investigators used surveillance footage from nearby businesses and Lockart's Facebook page to identify him as the driver and learn he is associated with the Hell's Angels Nomads chapter based in LaSalle, which is just south of Greeley. Officers arrested Lockhart after searching his home.

He has been charged with attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer, attempted first-degree murder, two counts of vehicular eluding and illegal discharge of a firearm. He is currently held on a $1 million bond.