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(Detroit, OR)  --  A Marion County deputy is being temporarily reassigned after allegedly punching a homeless man in the head repeatedly.  The Marion County Sheriff's Office says Deputy Jake Thompson has been pulled from the patrol unit and reassigned to another position pending an investigation.  "The Oregonian" reports that 28-year-old Kevin Straw was handcuffed Monday for allegedly interfering with a search for a missing father and son.  Video reportedly shows the man yelling at officers, then being taken down and repeatedly punched in the head.  Straw told authorities that he was trying to alert them to the presence of a cougar that was "hurting people."   He had reportedly been yelling at other people over the weekend, about the cougar and about "special military forces."

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