The Story County Sheriff’s Office has released more information about the weekend arrests of two Webster City High School wrestling coaches. Fifty-year-old Ted Larson and 52-year-old Terry Nessa are facing felony charges after deputies say they drove a Webster City School District vehicle to a home near McCallsburg in rural Story County, broke into the home and assaulted the home’s owner.
A news release issued today states the men went to the home Saturday night looking for Larson’s wife, 44-year-old Tara Larson, and she was at the home. Deputies said the home owner, 45-year-old Lyndal Olson, had severe lacerations over both eyes and was taken to a hospital. In addition to assaulting Olson, Larson and Nessa allegedly damaged property in the home, vandalized two of Olson’s vehicles and broke out windows in a barn.
Ted Larson is the head wrestling coach at Webster City High School and serves as the district’s director of transportation. Nessa is a volunteer assistant coach. Both men were still being held in the Story County Jail this morning on $40,000 bond. Webster City Schools Superintendent Mike Sherwood says Larson has been placed on administrative leave.