Mapleton Man Shot Second Time, More Questions Raised

Date posted - March 9, 2012

A Mapleton man who authorities allege made up a story about being shot and then had someone shoot him — has been shot again.

Authorities won’t say much about this second shooting, but they do say they are NOT looking for suspects at this time.

The man is 32-year-old Darren Hieber of Mapleton. According to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation or DCI, Hieber was found at his home early Thursday morning with non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities responded in February to the report of a burglary at a truck stop. It was later alleged by authorities that Hieber made the whole story up and had one of his employees, 24-year-old Brady Chapman, shoot him. They say it was to gain sympathy from Hieber’s estranged wife.

For that incident, he was charged with Conspiracy, Reckless Use of a Firearm and False Reporting. Chapman faces Reckless Use of a Firearm, Willful Injury and False Reporting.

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