Oregon sheriff’s sergeant who lives in Vancouver arrested

He's suspected of domestic violence

By Craig Brown, Columbian Metro Editor



A Clackamas County sheriff’s patrol sergeant who lives in Vancouver has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

Steven P. Hyson, 46, is accused of assaulting his 22-year-old stepson on Tuesday, according to a news release from the Clackamas County, Ore. sheriff’s office.

Hyson turned himself in Thursday at the Clark County Courthouse and was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault domestic violence, said Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Kevin Allais.

Hyson has been placed on paid administrative leave and will face a professional standards investigation in Clackamas County, in addition to the criminal investigation in Clark County, according to the news release.

Hyson was arrested in January 2008 on suspicion of fourth-degree assault after his wife, Lora, said he struck her in the left eye with an orange during an argument. That case was never prosecuted because prosecutors said they did not believe the allegations could be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Hyson has been with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office since 1996.

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