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Cedar Falls Police charge man in shooting that leads to six-hour standoff

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Nathan Wilson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KWWL) - A man has been charged following a shooting that led to a six-hour standoff in Cedar Falls last month.

31-year-old, Nathan Wilson, was arrested Monday. He's been charged with reckless use of a firearm causing bodily injury and interference with official acts.

Police responded to a report of shots fired on December 30th, 2021 just before 11:30 p.m. near Big Woods Lake Recreation Area. It was there, officers found Robert Smull in a wooded area behind Wilson's home.

A criminal complaint states Smull had injuries to his buttocks, arm and hand. He was taken to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. 

Police say Wilson then entered the home and refused to comply with police orders. While he was inside, Wilson admitted to offers that he had shot Smull  with buckshot according to a criminal complaint.

Officers attempted to negotiate with Wilson for nearly six and a half hours. The police then sent chemicals into the house, which made him leave the house. At 6 a.m. the next day, he was taken into custody. 

A preliminary hearing in the case is now set for January 14th, 2021.