Pennsylvania State Trooper Suspended and Charged With Strangling, Assaulting Woman at Derry Home

A state trooper has been suspended without pay after his arrest in connection with an alleged violent assault on a woman at his Derry Township home this month.

Chad Douglas Corbett, 37, is charged with aggravated indecent assault, strangulation, simple assault and reckless endangerment.

Corbett had been assigned to a patrol unit at Troop A’s Kiski Valley station, said Ryan Tarkowski, state police public information officer.

A woman, 36, reported Sept. 3 that Corbett assaulted her overnight between Sept. 1 and 2, Cpl. Brian Lumsden reported in an affidavit.

The woman reported having swelling on the back of her head and a lower jaw misalignment. Lumsden saw bruising on her arm and cuts on her wrist, he said.

She told investigators that Corbett hit, kicked and strangled her, struck her head against the floor and abused her sexually, according to the complaint.

Corbett was arrested Sept. 4. He is free on $5,000 unsecured bond.

Corbett’s annual salary with the state police is $88,046. He enlisted in December 2005, Tarkowski said.

A message left for him on his cellphone Wednesday was not returned. He did not have an attorney listed in online court records.

A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 2.