First on 3: CB Shooting Victim's Boyfriend Arrested
Council Bluffs, IA -- New details about a mother who was shot 8 times, and her toddler caught in the crossfire. The woman's boyfriend is in jail for events leading up to the shooting.
22-year-old Nathan Underwood was booked at the Pottawattamie County Jail for selling marijuana, and doing it in front of 3 children. Court documents describe a web of lies and drugs that led to the terrifying shooting earlier this month.
The criminal complaint says Underwood took $6,000 from Ronald Farr Jr. as prepayment for drugs Farr was to pick up in California. Apparently, Farr had traveled to California to get drugs for Underwood before. This time, Underwood kept the money and told Farr he sent it to California thinking he wouldn't go there to get the drugs. Farr ended up going.
The morning of February 12th, 2013 Farr allegedly shot at Underwood’s girlfriend and mother of his children, Heather Wilson, when she was putting her kids in a car outside their apartment on Old Highway 6 & Indian Hills Road in Council Bluffs. Wilson was hit 8 times, her 19-month-old also hurt, but her 4-year-old son wasn’t.
After the shooting police searched the couple's apartment and found more than 100 grams of marijuana, and firearms. They even found a rifle under a toddler bed. Underwood admitted to selling drugs from his residence, and has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, Excise Tax Violation, and 3 counts of Aggravated Child Endangerment.
“There were packaging materials as well and it appears this was being done in front of the children probably,” said Sgt. Chad Meyers with the Council Bluffs Police Dept. "It's incredibly sad. No kid should grow up having to see that or be around that."
Just after the shooting, police charged Farr, Jr. with 3 counts of Attempted Murder. A judge set his bond at a $1 million. Police say Wilson is cooperating with the investigation.
"Heather may have had an idea this was going on but probably not the scale this was happening and she is not being charged with anything," Sgt. Meyers explained.
Wilson and her son have both been released from the hospital.
Thursday, a judge set Underwood's bond at $10,000. He faces up to 5 years in prison for each felony charge, and up to 2 years in prison for the aggravated misdemeanors.