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State Police announce the arrest of a local Pennsylvania Trooper

MERCER COUNTY — Pennsylvania State Trooper Jamhal Simon of the Mercer County troop was arrested on Wednesday on charges of forgery and tampering with records.

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) filed the charges after an investigation by the Bureau of Integrity and Professional Standards, Internal Affairs Division was completed.

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Trooper Simon is accused of altering military orders he received as a member of the Ohio Air National Guard and forging the signature of a non-commissioned officer.

The misdemeanor charges were filed in District Court. 

Trooper Simon enlisted in the PSP in March 2015 and graduated as a member of the 142nd cadet class.

PSP also notified his military chain of command.

Trooper Simon is currently suspended without pay pending resolution of the criminal charges against him.