Darlington man arrested for assaulting woman, child

Darlington man arrested for assaulting woman, child

DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) – A Darlington man was arrested Thursday after assaulting a woman and a child and leading deputies on a foot chase.

According to a Darlington County Sheriff's Office news release, deputies responded to a house on Pocket Road in Darlington for a call about an assault.

When they arrived, Edward John Desmond, Jr., 45 fled on foot into a wooded area before being apprehended at 4:45 p.m.

Desmond will face second-degree domestic violence and third-degree assault and battery charges. He is awaiting arraignment at W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center.

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