Bluffs Police arrest fiance of shooting victim


March 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs, Wednesday, arrested the fiance’ of a woman who, along with her 19-month old son, was shot last month outside of the apartment complex the couple shared. According to the Omaha World-Herald, 31-year old Nathan Underwood, was taken into custody on warrants for allegedly possessing a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a tax stamp violation and three counts of child endangerment. His arrest came nearly three -weeks after 22-year old Heather Wilson was shot eight times, allegedly by 30-year old Ronald Farr, Jr., of Harlan, who faces three counts of attempted murder. The incident happened during the early morning hours of February 12th, as Wilson was putting her son and his 4-year-old sister in a car.

When authorities searched Underwood’s apartment, they found more than 4 ounces of marijuana, packaging material and a digital scale. A rifle also was found under one of the children’s beds. Court records say Underwood was found carrying more than $6,000 in cash. Investigators say he admitted to taking the money from Farr as prepayment for drugs that Farr was supposed to pick up in California.

Underwood remained in the Pottawattamie County Jail on Thursday on $10,000 bail, while Farr was being held on $1 million bond. His arraignment is scheduled for March 18th. Wilson was critically injured in the shooting. Her son suffered from a gunshot wound to his arm. Both were expected to make a full recovery. An account was set up in Wilson’s name at First National Bank, to help with medical expenses.