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Cuero officer charged with assault on trooper wife

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Posted: Apr 28, 2014 6:06 AM

Updated: Apr 28, 2014 6:06 AM

CUERO, Texas (AP) A police officer has been charged with assault after his Texas trooper wife allegedly was hit by a pickup truck pulling a trailer at their home.

Texas Department of Public Safety officials say Cuero police Sgt. Corey Tolbert was charged Friday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury/family violence.

Jail records for DeWitt and Lavaca counties show Tolbert, whose bond was set at $200,000, was no longer in custody Monday.

Texas Rangers helped investigate the April 17 incident when Trooper Elizabeth Tolbert allegedly was struck. KAVU-TV reports the trailer rolled over her legs. The Victoria Advocate reports the trooper spent several days hospitalized.

Jailers had no attorney information for Corey Tolbert, who's on paid administrative leave.

Cuero police and DPS officials didn't immediately return messages Monday.

Topics: Police-DPS Wife-Assault

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