Tolbert remains on paid administrative leave
Submitted by crecord2010 on Mon, 05/05/2014 - 8:22pm
Corey Tolbert, a sergeant at the Cuero Police Department, who was arrested by Texas Rangers on April 25, will remain on paid administration leave, according to city manager Raymie Zella.
“After legal consultation, it is my decision that officer [Corey] Tolbert will remain on paid administrative leave until such time as the grand jury meets in less than two weeks,” Zella said. “At that time, this matter will be reviewed further.”
Tolbert was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury, family violence, a first degree felony.
Tolbert allegedly struck his wife, Elizabeth Tolbert, physically and with a trailer attached to the pickup truck he was driving, according to Tom Vinger, press secretary of the Texas Department of Public Safety. The incident took place at the Tolbert’s DeWitt County residence April 17.
Court documents indicate Corey Tolbert’s father, William Tolbert, called a police officer the night of the incident. Several police officers were then notified of the incident, but no calls were made to 911. According to the affidavit for Tolbert’s arrest, Elizabeth Tolbert was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle.
“At this time, based upon the information received thus far, there is no internal investigation of the Cuero Police Deparment, nor any officer,” Zella said.
Corey Tolbert’s investigation is ongoing.
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