Iowan who shot boss at boss’s request makes deal


June 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ONAWA, Iowa (AP) – An Onawa man charged with shooting his boss as part of a faked burglary has been given two years of probation.  Twenty-four-year-old Bradley Chapman pleaded guilty on Monday to a firearms charge. In return, prosecutors dropped two other charges. Chapman also received a deferred judgment, which means that the crime will be removed from his record if he successfully completes the probation. Chapman was charged in the Feb. 5 shooting of 32-year old Darren Hieber, of Mapleton. Hieber is accused of having Chapman shoot him in a leg as part of their story that they’d interrupted a burglary at Hieber’s business.  Hieber has pleaded not guilty to eight charges in the case and is scheduled for trial on July 31st.