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      Two Darlington County deputies on leave following investigation into fight

      Two Darlington County Sheriff's deputies are on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an investigation into a fight on Hutchinson Drive in Darlington Friday night, according to Darlington County Sheriff's Captain Andy Locklair.

      Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd has called in an outside agency, the Florence County Sheriffs Office, to investigate accusations of an assault by an off-duty deputy.

      Officials say the accusations came to them Friday night from a female subject stating she had been assaulted by an off-duty female deputy.

      The altercation started after the woman was ask to leave a location on Hutchinson drive in Hartsville.

      We're told the woman's injuries are serious.

      The off-duty female deputy and another supervisor who was there have both been suspended.

      In a press release, Sheriff Byrd said the supervisor "Should have acted faster to defuse the situation."