A 30-year-old Clear Lake man will stand trial on charges of Solicitation to Commit Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder and Attempted Murder at 1:30 p.m. May 29, in Cerro Gordo County District Court.
Alan Michael Cannon, 1331 N. 7th St., Apartment C, entered a not guilty plea to the charges on Monday, April 16.
Cannon was arrested at his home on March 27 by the Clear Lake Police Department.
According to Clear Lake Police Chief Greg Peterson, the charges against Cannon stem from actions he took in December to try to beat charges he is facing as the result of a prior incident which occurred on Nov. 25, 2011. On that date, a 16-year-old female from Mason City alleges that Cannon sexually assaulted her in his apartment.
As a result of those allegations, the CLPD arrested Cannon Nov. 29 on a warrant issued for sexual abuse in the Third Degree, a Class C felony. Cannon made an initial appearance in court and had been free on a pre-trial release and living at his home, wearing an ankle bracelet and ordered not to be in the vicinity of his alleged victim while awaiting trial on those sexual assault charges, as well as one count of providing alcohol to a minor.
On March 25, Anthony Reysack, of Clear Lake, came to the CLPD and told police that Cannon had approached him in December and offered him money to kill and dispose of the body of the female victim that has reported the sexual assault. That same night, Daniel Wigant, of Clear Lake, went to the Mason City Police Department and reported that Cannon had given him $400 in December so that he could purchase a gun and kill the female victim.
Cannon is currently being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on $160,000 bond.
A hearing will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 23, in district court to consider a motion by the state to seal the victim’s name, surname and information about her identity.