Two high school wrestling coaches in north-central Iowa are facing multiple charges after a weekend incident. The Story County Sheriff’s Department arrested 50-year-old Ted Edward Larson and 52-year-old Terry Lee Nessa. Story County Sheriff’s Captain Barry Thomas said deputies responded to a rural home around 10 p.m. Saturday to investigate a report of an assault.
Witnesses reported that the suspects broke into the home, assaulted one person and ransacked the residence. The two men are also accused of damaging vehicles parked at the home. Larson and Nessa are charged with first degree burglary, second degree criminal mischief and willful injury, which is a felony. The victim in the case was treated and released from a hospital.
Larson is the head wrestling coach for the Webster City Lynx and he serves as school transportation director. Nessa is a volunteer assistant wrestling coach. Webster City Schools Superintendent Mike Sherwood said Larson has been placed on administrative leave. Investigators said the two coaches drove a marked Webster City Community School District vehicle to the home where the alleged incident occurred.
(Reporting Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)