State police say the arrest of an off-duty trooper on aggravated assault charges over the weekend started with a fight between the trooper and another man over a woman.
According to a criminal complaint, 34-year-old Scott Myers is facing charges related to felony aggravated assault, as well as simple assault and making terroristic threats.
State police say they were called to Conemaugh Miners Medical Center early Saturday morning for an injured man who’d been physically assaulted.
The man told troopers that he had some friends, including Myers, over Friday night and they were all consuming alcohol at his Summerhill Township home.
According to the criminal complaint, Myers and the man began fighting over a woman at which point Myers began punching the man in the face until he fell unconscious.
As Myers walked away toward his vehicle, he said, “if you report this, I will come back and burn your house down,” the complaint says.
State police say the man who was injured told them he had a fracture to the right side of his face and was being referred to a plastic surgeon for possible surgery.
Myers was arraigned Saturday afternoon and his bail was set at $30,000 unsecured, authorities say.
PSP Troop A in Greensburg is investigating the incident and Myers has been suspended without pay.
He’s assigned to the criminal investigation unit of Troop A, Ebensburg.