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Suspects sought in assault at Willamette music fest


August 22, 2018

Linn County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking suspects in a Sunday night assault at the Willamette Country Music Festival that sent an 18-year-old man to the hospital.

Sheriff Jim Yon said deputies responded at 10:11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, to report that the victim had been assaulted and needed medical attention.  Deputies and medics, both on site, responded.

Deputies learned that a black Ford pick-up with three males had been driving through the camping area, near Section O of the festival, on a grass field off Highway 228 about 13 miles south of Sweet Home, waving a large Confederate...

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