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.


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.