WVSP trooper faces domestic-related charges

WVSP trooper faces domestic-related charges
WVSP trooper faces domestic-related charges(WDTV)
Published: Feb. 24, 2023 at 8:06 PM EST
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JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A West Virginia State Police trooper faces charges after turning himself in Friday for alleged domestic-related offenses, WVSP said in a news release.

Joseph Comer is charged with domestic battery and felony strangulation.

According to the release, he turned himself into the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and was arraigned in Jackson County Magistrate Court.

Comer has since been released on $30,000 bond.

No other details were released, but Jackson County Sheriff Ross Mellinger issued the following statement:

“Let’s make something very clear, as various media outlets are being spoonfed some agenda-driven information this evening. The Jackson County Sheriff’s office had absolutely ZERO participation in any criminal investigation involving any member of the WV State Police today. This case is NOT ours, nor do we support any such case. We have nothing in this investigation nor will we in the future. This is entirely a State Police deal.”

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