Mapleton man to plead guilty in plots to get shot


August 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ONAWA, Iowa (AP) – Court documents say a 33-year-old western Iowa man accused of twice arranging to have someone shoot him has made a deal with prosecutors. Darren Hieber, of Mapleton, will plead guilty to one charge of conspiracy and two counts of solicitation for the shootings. The other charges will be dropped. He is scheduled to plead guilty on Aug. 20th.  Hieber is accused of persuading Brady Chapman to shoot him in a leg on Feb. 5. Hieber also is accused of hiring Joseph Roberts and Timothy Culley, both of Omaha, to shoot at him on March 8 in Mapleton. Authorities say Hieber was trying to gain sympathy from his ex-wife.  Roberts, Culley and Chapman have been given probation.