Cedar Rapids Man Sentenced In Shooting Over Drug Debt

By Lee Hermiston, Reporter

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- A Cedar Rapids man could spend up to 35 years in prison for his role in a shooting over a drug debt.

According to online court records, 21-year-old Peter F. Thullen was sentenced Monday to up to 25 years in prison for first-degree burglary and up to 10 years for willful injury causing serious injury. The state previously dropped charges of attempted murder and going armed with intent.

Thullen and fellow Cedar Rapids resident Andrew D. Meyer were accused of entering a residence at 719 E. Bloomington St. in Iowa City on Nov. 18, 2012 to collect on a drug debt. Police said the men intimidated the resident with a gun and ended up shooting him in the torso. Thullen pleaded guilty in October.

Meyer, who remains charged with attempted murder, first-degree burglary and going armed with intent, is scheduled to go to trial later this year.
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