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Sheriffs sergeant back in jail in assault case

first_imgA Clackamas County, Ore., sheriff’s patrol sergeant, who was charged in May with assaulting his wife and stepson at their Vancouver home, is back in jail. He is being held on suspicion of witness tampering and violating a court order not to contact his wife.Steven P. Hyson, 47, was arrested Thursday after he allegedly confronted his wife over details she disclosed during an interview with an attorney in preparation for Hyson’s April 8 trial. Hyson also is accused of trying to persuade his wife to tell the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office that he is innocent of the previous charges.His wife, Lora Hyson, said she was forced to return in November to the family home in the Sifton neighborhood after she was evicted from her apartment, according to court records. The documents indicate she couldn’t pay the rent because her husband had failed to make spousal support payments.On Wednesday, Steven Hyson became enraged after hearing what Lora Hyson had told his attorney, Thomas Phelan, earlier in the day, according to charging papers.Hyson allegedly confronted his wife, and told her that what she had said would cause him to lose his job and his house. He then allegedly grabbed her by her upper left arm and threw her on their bed before leaving home for the night.last_img

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