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      Deputy attacked after trying to break up fight

      An off - duty Darlington County Sheriff's deputy was attacked Thursday morning as he tried to stop a man from assaulting a woman at a party on First Street in Darlington, according to Darlington Police Sergeant Kim Nelson.

      Nelson said when the deputy tried to break up the fight , that's when the man turned to assault the officer.

      Nelson added the deputy was able to subdue the man. The officer was not injured.

      The suspect ' s name will be released Thursday morning.

      He's charged with two counts of Simple Assault.