Head wrestling coach Ted Larson, who also serves as director of transportation for the Webster City Community School District, was arrested on Saturday. Volunteer assistant coach Terry Nessa was arrested on Sunday. Both men have been charged with willful injury – felony assault, first degree burglary – burglary/breaking and entering, and second degree criminal mischief.
The Story County Sheriff’s Office said that at about 10 p.m. Saturday deputies responded to a rural Story County home on a report of an assault. According to witnesses, the suspects broke in to the home, assaulted one person and ransacked the home. The men are also accused of damaging vehicles parked at the home. The victim remains hospitalized.
Investigators said the two men drove a marked Webster City Community School District vehicle to the home where the assault took place.
The Fort Dodge Messenger reports that Larson has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.
Both men are being held at the Story County Jail on a $40,000 bond.