TW: domestic abuse. Hello friends. I'm writing this it on my phone, so please excuse any spelling or grammatical errors you might see. I'll try to keep them under control. Also, links to news articles will be at the bottom.
I felt compelled to write this article about this town, Cuero, Texas, a nice quiet place where I live and enjoy my life, because the victim of this crime deserves justice. She deserves justice, and the people responsible for her injury and the subsequent neglect and attempt to cover up this crime deserve the heaviest legal penalty and no little amount of public shame.
Here's what's known:
April 17. A married couple, CPD Patrol Sgt. Corey Lane Tolbert and DPS trooper Elizabeth Tolbert were drinking and working on water wells on their own property. They got into an argument.
Corey Tolbert, while it was "all a blur" pushes/struck (varies on news reports) his wife, THEN RAN HER OVER WITH A TRAILER. He is quoted as saying that it was unintentional.
What is clear, aside from the assault and driving under the influence, is that she then lay there FOR ALMOST TWO HOURS AND 911 WAS NEVER CALLED.
Want to know what did happen?! Sure you do. You're a sane human being who has fucking feelings and empathy for others when they're in pain.
1. He texted his friends. DID NOT DIAL 911.
2. His father, Cuero Fire Chief William "Butch" Tolbert, arrived at the couple's home, made his son a pot of coffee, and took a blanket and pillow out to his daughter in law WHO WAS STILL LAYING ON THE GROUND. DID NOT DIAL 911.
3. Several city police officers, INCLUDING THE GOD DAMNED CHIEF OF POLICE were called. NO ONE DIALED FUCKING 911 FOR A FUCKING AMBULANCE.
What were they talking about all of these people now involved?! Texas Ranger Drew Pilkington who was later called to the investigation due to all of this complete shit-fuckery was told by the husband he was "not asking for them to help his injured wife", and stated, "I'll be damned if I call the sheriff's department." He has personal issues with the sheriff's department.
You know what time a dispatcher was called? 1:29 a.m. "Horse injuries" said the fucking father in law. What were those injuries?! Among others, a fucking fractured pelvis. Her injuries were severe enough that after she was dropped off at the hospital, not by an ambulance mind you, she had to be transferred to the San Antonio Military Medical Center.
The Texas Rangers have written a nine page arrest affidavit, and "received different versions of what happened that night".
I'm so fucking sick of good-old-boys clubs. I'm literally shaking writing this. This is the worst thing I've heard of happening in my backyard. I can't imagine everything I haven't.
He's been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, causing serious bodily injury, family violence, a first degree felony. An investigation is ongoing.