- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

MAPLETON, Iowa (AP) - Authorities in western Iowa say a man faces gun charges after another man was found with a gunshot wound.

The Monona County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Joshua Beam was arrested Tuesday night in Mapleton after authorities found a man with a gunshot wound to the head.

The wounded man, 22-year-old Eric Franco, was taken to a local health center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities say Beam and Franco consumed alcohol then began to wrestle. Beam is accused of pulling out a handgun and firing several shots.

Beam faces several charges, including intimidation with a dangerous weapon and going armed with intent. Court records do not list an attorney.


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