Darlington County sheriff's deputy arrested for assault

Kristan Jeffords

Darlington County sheriff's deputy Kristan Jeffords has been arrested on charges of Assault and Battery following a fight three weeks ago outside a Hartsville home, according to officials with the Darlington County Detention Center.

Jeffords was off duty when deputies say she assaulted a woman outside the home on Hutchinson Drive near Hartsville.

The victim refused to leave the home, and she and Jeffords got into an altercation, according to deputies.

The charge against Jeffords is a misdemeanor.

We've left a message with the Darlington County Sheriff's Office to find out Jeffords' status with the department.

The Florence County Sheriff's Office investigated the incident at the request of the Darlington County Sheriff's Office.