Former Clackamas Lawman Gets 30 Days on Work Crew for Assault

Submitted by Chris Ponte of Clackamas Cop Block

Steven P. Hyson, 47, of Vancouver pled guilty  in Clark County Superior Court to fourth-degree assault of his stepson and felony domestic violence harassment of his wife. He was a sheriff’s sergeant at the time and resigned from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office on the same day, said spokesman Sgt. Adam Phillips.

Hyson was ordered to participate in Clark County’s domestic violence program. He was prohibited from contacting his wife, Lora Hyson, for five years. He will also serve just 23 days on the work crew because he received credit for seven days spent in jail.

He was sentenced to 30 days on a work crew. His wife Lora Hyson and stepson, Austin Oliver-Brown, now 23, submitted written complaints as they felt that 30 days on work crew was an insufficient punishment for the crimes.

Steven Hyson originally was charged with second-degree assault and fourth-degree assault, but the charges were reduced in exchange for his guilty plea.  (More here).

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