DES MOINES, Iowa — The father of the man accused of going on a shooting spree in Pleasant Hill was arrested hours after his son, Monday.
Accused shooter, Pete Polson, 32, went before a Polk County judge Tuesday morning. He’s charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of willful injury, one count of intimidation with a dangerous weapon and one count of possession of a weapon as a felon.
Pleasant Hill police caught up to him and arrested him within an hour of the first shot being fired, Monday morning.
Police say Polson shot two people, in three separate incidents.
They have not been able to find any connection among his targets.
One of Polson’s alleged victims was starting his car when he was shot in the stomach just after 6:30 a.m., four minutes later another man was shot at a different location while clearing ice from his windshield wipers.
Police say Polson shot at another person in the Copper Creek area, but no one was hit in that incident.
Later in the day, Polson’s father, Peter H. Polson, 60, was booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of possession with intent to deliver and conspiracy to deliver.
He bonded out early Tuesday morning.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office hasn’t said whether this incident is connected to his son’s arrest.