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Former deputy gets probation for punching inmate

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ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) - A former Monroe County sheriff's deputy has been ordered to serve probation on charges he punched a man while on duty.

A federal court indictment says Danny Earl Starks punched the man in the head and face with his fist in October 2012.

Authorities say Starks had responded to a domestic violence call and had handcuffed the man to arrest him.

They say Starks punched him twice after he spit on the deputy.

WTVA TV ( ) Starks pleaded guilty earlier this month before a federal magistrate to misdemeanor charges.

He was ordered Monday to serve probation for two years and 80 hours of community service.

Information from: WTVA-TV,

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