Stanwood man facing attempted murder charge after shooting gun at neighbor's home

Randolph Allan High

STANWOOD, Iowa (KCRG) - A Cedar County man is facing several charges, including attempted murder, after being accused of threatening and firing a gun at his neighbor's house.

Randolph Allan High, 61, of Stanwood, is charged with attempted murder, first-degree criminal mischief, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, assault while participating in a felony, possession of a firearm by a felon and reckless use of a firearm.

Investigators said that the victim woke up Sunday morning to load wood into a wood burner and heard High fire more than a dozen gunshots. The victim initially thought High was firing his weapon at raccoons. The victim returned to his home and saw High firing a gun in multiple directions.

Later the morning, the victim noticed several bullet holes in his vehicle, camper and home. While the victim was on the phone with the police, the suspect allegedly stood in the victim's driveway making obscene gestures, including making a shooting motion toward the victim. High then threatened the victim, saying he "had better sleep with an eye open because he was going to shoot and kill" the victim.

High is in the Cedar County jail on $100,000 bond.