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.