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Former sergeant gets 30-day work crew sentence

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A Washington judge has given a former Clackamas County, Ore., sheriff's sergeant a 30-day work crew sentence for fracturing his adult stepson's cheekbone in a fight.

The Columbian says ( http://is.gd/Kaa9qr) with credit for seven days in jail, 47-year-old Steven Hyson will have to serve just 23 days on the work crew.

Hyson was sentenced Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court in Vancouver. He pleaded guilty March 27 to fourth-degree assault of his stepson and felony domestic violence harassment of his wife, Lora Hyson. Clackamas County sheriff's Sgt. Adam Phillips says Hyson resigned from his job the same day.

Lora Hyson and the stepson said in written statements that the punishment was insufficient.

Deputy Prosecutor Jennifer Nugent says she feels it's fair. She says Hyson was also injured in the May 1 incident and might have had a viable self-defense argument.

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Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com


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