RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - The Raleigh man at the center of an excessive force case involving three officers has now been cited for assaulting an officer.
Kyron Hinton's mother called 911 around 12:20 Sunday morning seeking help for her son.
Hinton's Mom says she was calling for paramedics to help him with a mental health issue, but when a deputy showed up at the house first, it led to yet another confrontation.
“Kyron is really paranoid and he’s afraid of being beaten and dogs -- he’s reliving what happened to him,” Hinton’s mother, Vicki Hinton, said at a news conference Sunday afternoon.
On Sunday afternoon “Justice Served N.C.” and “Save Our Sons” held a news conference on behalf of Hinton.
“There should not be a bull's eye on his back,” said Diane Powell with Justice Served N.C., a group that has spoken on Hinton's behalf.
A confrontation in April between officers and Kyron Hinton led to three officers, including a K-9 handler, being charged with assaulting Hinton. A charge against Hinton from the April incident was later dropped.
Wake County deputies said early Sunday morning they responded to a report of a shooting at Vicki Hinton's home on Golden Avenue.
They did not find anyone shot, but they found Kyron Hinton and eventually put him in an ambulance.
Then deputies say he became combative and resisted treatment, claiming he then kicked a deputy.
“If there is evidence that police targeted him for retribution, we ask for a complete investigation,” Powell said.
Hinton's mom says when deputies showed up her son was so afraid he started yelling "Mom please don't let them kill me."
Vicki Hinton says her son suffers from PTSD as a result of the run-in he had with law enforcement in April.
Deputies did not arrest Hinton in Sunday's incident. He was charged by citation with misdemeanor assault on a government officer.
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