A New London man has been committed to a state mental health facility after his conviction for shooting an officer. 64 year old James D. Dax Thursday entered a guilty plea to a single count of attempted first degree intentional homicide in Waupaca County Circuit Court. Five other similar counts were dismissed in the plea agreement, as were counts of recklessly endangering safety, making terrorist threats, and possession of a firearm by a person committed for treatment. Following the guilty plea, and stipulations by both the prosecution and defense attorneys, Judge Troy Nielsen found Dax not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. Authorities were attempting to arrest Dax in September 2017 following a series of incidents at his Town of Mukwa home. He retreated into the attic of his home, which had numerous improvised explosive devices within. When officers entered the attic, Dax fired his handgun multiple times, striking one officer in the foot. Judge Nielsen Thursday ordered Dax to be committed for a period of 40 years, with no opportunity for conditional release.