Former Lincoln Coach Accused of Threatening Referee Wants Plea Deal

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Jason Storm makes first jail court appearance on Oct. 9, 2019. (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa — A former Lincoln High School football coach is looking for a plea deal.

Jason Storm is accused of verbally assaulting a referee following a questionable no-call in a game last October – involving his son. Police say he threatened to kill the official and charged him with first-degree harassment.

Storm resigned as a coach a few days after the incident.

Court records show Storm is now asking the judge to accept a guilty plea for second-degree harassment, in exchange for a deferred judgment and probation.

The judge has not yet ruled on the petition

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