• Trooper accused of pushing woman down stairs during argument


    BELLE VERNON, Pa. - A state police trooper from the Belle Vernon barracks was charged Wednesday after he allegedly pushed a woman down a flight of stairs during an argument in Sutersville, state police said.

    Trooper Paul Mauser, 38, of Donora, was charged with a felony count of aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of simple assault and terroristic threats and summary count of harassment stemming from the argument that escalated into a confrontation at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Cpl. Michael L. McElfresh stated.

    Police did not identify the woman, who had to seek medical treatment for an injury to her ankle, or where the fight occurred in Sutersville.

    Mauser was arraigned before West Newton District Judge Charles Christner and released after posting $5,000 bond.

    The trooper faces a preliminary hearing March 4 before Christner.

    A state police official in Harrisburg could not be reached for comment Thursday on whether Mauser has been placed on leave pending the disposition of the charges.


    This article was written by Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE.

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