Iowa man faces federal gun charges in shooting

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — A northern Iowa man accused of shooting at a group of people last year now faces federal gun charges in the case.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (http://bit.ly/17eEmsl ) a criminal complaint against 24-year-old Daniel Wildman, of Cresco, was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. It says Wildman was prohibited from possessing a firearm during the October incident because of his criminal history.

Wildman is accused of discharging a 12-gauge shotgun at several people exiting a car in downtown Calmar. He faces three counts of attempted murder, among other charges.

The newspaper reports trial for those charges was set to begin Wednesday in Winneshiek County District Court, but they were expected to be dismissed due to the federal charges.

Wildman says he fired the gun to scare someone.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com

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