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Man accused of shooting at Waterloo home pleads to gun charges

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WATERLOO – An Illinois man accused of shooting at a Waterloo home in December 2020 has pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges.

Dillon David Grundman, 23, of Inverness, formerly of Cedar Falls, pleaded to one count of being a drug user in possession of a firearm Tuesday in U.S. District Court.

Sentencing will be at a later date, and he remains in custody until then.

Authorities were investigating gunfire that damaged a home at 618 Independence Ave. while people were inside Dec. 12, 2020. Police found that Grundman had sent a SnapChat picture of the back of the house, where the shots came from, shortly before the shooting.

Officers stopped a vehicle he was traveling in and found a spent shell casing.

The following day, police stopped a vehicle leaving a home where Grundman had been staying and found a 9 mm Honor Defense Guard pistol and a 9 mm Beretta APX handgun in the vehicle. They also found a 9 mm Ruger Security 9 handgun in the house where he was staying, according to court records. The Ruger had Grundman’s DNA and was missing a serial number, records state.

Investigators found photos of firearms and marijuana on Grundman’s phone.

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Grundman faces up to 10 years in prison on the federal gun charge, and he is also awaiting trial in state court for intimidation with a weapon, assault and stalking for allegedly shooting at the Independence Avenue home.

While out on bond, he allegedly missed a June 2021 court date and disappeared before surfacing in Wisconsin a month later.

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