3 indicted on obstruction of justice charges following Kyron Hinton arrest

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Two former members of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol who were charged in the arrest of Kyron Hinton in April were indicted by a grand jury on obstruction of justice charges. 

In May, Michael Blake and Tabitha Davis were charged following the April 3 arrest of Hinton on Raleigh Boulevard. 

Both were charged with assault with deadly weapon with intent to inflict serious injury, and willfully failing to discharge duties.  

Blake and Davis were fired from the Highway Patrol on June 15.

On Wednesday, Blake and Davis were each indicted by a grand jury on charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice. 

A third member of the Highway Patrol, Rodney Goswick, was also  indicted Wednesday on the same charges. 

Court documents say they knowingly provided false information to the Highway Patrol pertaining to the HInton arrest. 

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. 

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.

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.

This story will be updated as it develops.

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