By Matthew Stephens
Whitman County Gazette 

Sergeant accused of beating Colfax man

Kevin Hinton suffered broken ribs


October 19, 2023

SPOKANE VALLEY – Spokane police are investigating allegations that a Colfax man was roughed up by a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office sergeant.

Kevin Hinton, 62, of Colfax, sustained broken and dislocated ribs, and other injuries from an Aug. 14 encounter with Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Clay Hilton.

Hilton was placed on administrative leave Sept. 30, a day after Sheriff John Nowels was informed of the incident and referred the case to Spokane city police to investigate.

Hinton was on his way home, but was too tired to continue his drive, when the incident occurred, records show. After drivin...

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