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Trooper charged in Raleigh man's beating was suspended in past, records indicate

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) -  Two members of the Highway Patrol and a Wake County deputy were formally booked Wednesday a day after they were indicted in the beating of a Raleigh man during an arrest on April 3. 

Kyron Hinton said he was beaten during his arrest on Raleigh Boulevard. 

On Tuesday, two state troopers, Tabitha Davis and Michael G. Blake, were indicted on assault with deadly weapon with intent to inflict serious injury, and willfully failing to discharge duties.  

Wake County deputy Cameron Broadwell, who is a K-9 handler, was indicted for willfully failing to discharge duties, assault with deadly weapon with intent to inflict serious injury, and assault inflicting serious bodily injury. 

They had their mugshots taken Wednesday when they surrendered to authorities.

CBS 17 has learned new information about one of the troopers involved.

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According to records, Blake was suspended in January 2015 for "conduct" when he worked as a trooper in Durham County. 

Then, in February 2015, Blake was transferred to Wake County. CBS 17 was not provided the details for the conduct related suspension. 

Before the suspension, Blake separated from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol in December 2007 when he was in Harnett County but was reinstated in October 2008 to Durham County.

CBS 17 was not provided with the reason for the separation.

According to the indictment, Davis and Blake are accused of hitting Hinton with their flashlights.

The indictment said Broadwell hit and kicked Hinton, and used his K-9 to cause harm.

Blake has been with the Highway Patrol for 11 years while Davis joined the organization in 2014.

The Wake County Sheriff's Office said Broadwell has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the case. 

Broadwell, 36, was hired by the sheriff's office in Dec. 2008 and was promoted to the K-9 team in Dec. 2016. 

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