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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.

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