A former Webster City High School wrestling coach who allegedly confronted his wife and her lover in a home in McCallsburg has been sentenced in connection with the incident. The case against another former coach who allegedly participated in the beating and vandalism is still pending.
Fifty-year-old Ted Larson pled guilty to the charges in Story County District Court Monday. Larson was sentenced to one year in the Story County Jail for the assault charge. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $315 and another of $750, plus court costs. Larson was sentenced to a term not to exceed five years on the charge of criminal mischief. Both sentences will be served at the same time.
On December 13, 2014, deputies from the Story County Sheriff’s Department were called to the Lyndal Olson residence in rural McCallsburg where Larson and Terry Nessa of Woolstock broke into the home and assaulted Olson.
Nessa is expected to go on trial early next year on similar charges. Nessa was a volunteer assistant wrestling coach for the Webster City team. Officials say the coaches drove a marked school vehicle to the home where the assault took place.
(Reporting by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City; additional reporting by Radio Iowa’s Pat Curtis and O. Kay Henderson)