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Fort McCoy pair accused of ambushing man with nunchucks

Alexander Lee Iholts

A Fort McCoy man was arrested last week after he reportedly attacked a family member with nunchucks, and a Fort McCoy woman is accused of joining in the assault.

Alexander Lee Iholts, 35, of NE 144th Place, was charged with simple domestic battery, while Tabatha Lynn Wurster, 44, of NE 142nd Lane, was charged with simple battery after the incident, which happened Sept. 9.

The victim told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy that the law enforcement had been at the location just a couple hours earlier and told Iholts to not return or 24 hours to allow the environment to calm down. The relationship between the victim and Iholts was redacted from the sheriff’s office report.

Tabatha Lynn Wurster

The victim said he spent several hours at his friend’s house across the street before returning home. He said when he walked through the front door, he was pushed by Wurster. The victim said he walked past Wurster and into his bedroom, where he was attacked by Iholts, according to the report.

The victim said Iholts hit him with a set of nunchucks and he was struck on the left forearm. He said Iholts and Wurster then left the location. The deputy observed the victim had an open wound on his left arm that as bleeding, which the victim said was from being hit with the nunchuks, the report said.

A witness who lives across the street said he saw the victim leave his residence and go home to his. He said when the victim entered the doorway to his home, he was pushed by Wurster. The witness said he heard an altercation happening between the victim and Iholts, but he couldn’t see what occurred. He said Iholts and Wurster let the location with a duffle bag, according to the report.

The deputy went to Wurster’s residence and spoke with both suspects. Both Iholts and Woster said once they were asked to leave after the first call, they never returned and all of the allegations are false, the report said.

Iholts said he just moved here from England to help the victim with his drug abuse. He said the victim has been irrational and trying to get rid of him so he can continue to use drugs, according to the report.

Wurster said her son could attest that they never returned to the location, but he was not available to speak. Wurster also said she had cameras in her house that would show she never left, but she couldn’t find her cell phone to show the video, the report said.

Wurster allowed the deputy to enter her home and upon entering, the deputy found a set of black wooden nunchucks on the chair of a dining room table. Both Wurster and Iholts said the nunchucks did not belong to them, according to the report.

Iholts and Wurster were taken to the Marion County Jail. Wurster was released later in the day on $1,000 bond, while Iholts was released Tuesday on $1,000 bond. Iholts will appear in Marion County Court on Oct. 23. No court information was available for Wurster.

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