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North Iowa Man Sentenced for Shooting at House in 2020

A north Iowa man will serve 10 years in prison for a shooting at a Butler County home with four people inside last year.

54-year-old Timothy Ovel of Waterloo has pleaded guilty to his involvement in the May 26th, 2020 incident. Authorities say Ovel fired a pistol at least seven times at the Parkersburg home of his ex-wife, with her mother and two children also inside. No one was injured. Investigators say it started after an argument over the couple’s children.

Ovel’s sentence was handed down after pleading guilty to threatened intimidation with intent to injure, going armed with intent, child endangerment, domestic abuse assault, and reckless use of a firearm.

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Mark Pitz

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