Cuero Cop Put On Leave After Injuring Wife

Rissa Shaw

rshaw@newscenter25.com


Reported by: Nicole Cross

Updated: 4/29 11:38 am

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CUERO - Authorities have confirmed, a Cuero Police Sergeant has been put on leave after injuring his wife.

Investigators are trying to determine if it was an accident when a husband, who is a Cuero Cop, ran over his wife, who is a Texas Trooper, last week. 

The incident happened Thursday at the Troopers home in Cuero.   

Police say Department of Public Safety Trooper Elizabeth Tolbert was riding in a trailer attatched to a truck her husband, Sgt. Corey Tolbert, was driving when she either slipped or fell, and was then run over by the trailer.   

After undergoing surgery to repair a fracture and other injuries she sustained, Elizabeth is in stable condition at San Antonio Military Medical Center.  

Corey is being investigated to rule out any foul play. 

Cuero City Manager Raymie Zella confirmed Wednesday, Sgt. Corey Tolbert is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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