Shelton Public Schools Superintendent arrested on assault charges
The Hall County Sheriff's Office has confirmed to NBC Nebraska that they arrested Shelton Public School's Superintendent Brian Redinger Sunday afternoon on domestic assault charges.
According to court documents, Redinger was traveling with the victim in a white Mazda on Highway 11 in rural Hall County. He allegedly told the victim he was going to kill her and asked her to pick a color; that was the semi that he was going to drive in front of and kill them both, the affidavit stated.
Court records also reveal Redinger allegedly pulled over and then hit the victim's head against the passenger dash of the vehicle before strangling her around the front of the neck.
Redinger is being held in Hall County Jail on four total charges - first degree assault, strangulation, terroristic threats and domestic assault.
Redinger is being held on $50,000 cash or surety bond in Hall County.
"I was on the interview committee that interviewed him for this superintendency and he made a good impression at that time and never has changed it as far as I'm concerned," said Lynn McBride, a friend of Redinger's. "Absolute shock; completely out of character as far as what I know. He was just a very fine person and I think a very capable educator."
Shelton Board of Education President, Russell Muhlbach released the following statement on Monday:
"We will work with law enforcement officials and will conduct our own investigation to determine the facts of this matter. Obviously we cannot publicly comment on pending personnel matters, but we are working closely with the district's legal counsel and other educational experts."
The Hall County Attorney's Office did not return phone calls placed Monday.