Trooper arrested following off-duty assault, state police say

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CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– A trooper is facing charges following an off-duty physical altercation that happened early Saturday in Cambria County, state police say.

Trooper Scott Myers was arrested after the incident, that occurred at a residence in Summerhill Township. According to state police, they arrived at Conemaugh Miners Hospital and spoke with the victim who related Myers, himself and their wives had been consuming alcohol and he and Myer’s wife had kissed. He didn’t believe Myers was aware of this until later that night when he came back to the house to get his cellphone.

Myers then reportedly asked the victim to come out of the house and talk to him when he punched the man at least three times, knocking him unconscious and breaking a bone in his face. Myers then reportedly started screaming, saying if they reported this he would come back and burn their house down.

Myers now faces charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats and simple assault, according to a press release.

Pennsylvania State Police Troop A Greensburg Criminal Investigation Unit filed the charges against Trooper Myers who was then arraigned Saturday afternoon and had unsecured bail set at $30,000.

State Police say that Trooper Myers is currently suspended without pay regarding the criminal charges against him. He has been enlisted with Pennsylvania State Police since June 2008.

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