Northeast Iowa man pleads guilty to gun charges

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A northeast Iowa man accused of shooting at a group of people last year and placing several schools on lockdown has pleaded guilty to gun charges.

Daniel Wildman, of Cresco, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to unlawfully possessing a shotgun and a rifle. The 24-year-old was convicted of one count of being a felon and an unlawful user of marijuana in possession of firearms.

Wildman admitted in a plea agreement that he drove to nearby Calmar in October to confront two individuals about money. Whitman later found the individuals, as well as a third person, and fired a shotgun from his driver seat. No one was injured.

Wildman later led police on a manhunt and was caught in a cornfield near Castalia. He remains detained pending sentencing.

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