- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

CUERO, Texas (AP) - A judge has sentenced a now-former Texas police officer to 8 years in prison for running over his Department of Public Safety trooper wife during an argument.

The Victoria Advocate (https://bit.ly/1JlqM9b) reports state District Judge Joseph Pat Kelly deliberated about an hour in Cuero Thursday before sentencing Corey Tolbert, who had pleaded no contest to reckless assault causing serious bodily injury.

Tolbert was a Cuero (KWER’-oh) police sergeant. Elizabeth Tolbert was a state trooper. Both resigned following the 2014 incident that left her hospitalized.

Corey Tolbert says he accidentally ran over his wife with a trailer being pulled by a truck. Texas Rangers determined the woman was injured following a night of drinking and working on water wells at their home.

Tolbert’s attorney had sought probation.

The Tolberts remain married.


Information from: The Victoria Advocate, https://www.victoriaadvocate.com

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