Darlington deputy returns to work after being attacked by dog, owner arrested

Source: DCSO

DARLINGTON (WBTW) – A Darlington County deputy received medical treatment for his injuries after receiving a bite wound to his leg.

Lt. Robert Kilgo with the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office said the deputy was responding to a call on Welling Farm Road around 9 p.m. Sunday when he was bitten by a dog.

Kilgo said the deputy fired his weapon in the direction of the dog.  The deputy has returned to work.  The dog was later found, uninjured and is being quarantined.

Source: DCSO

Terry David Harkless is being charged with assaulting an officer while resisting arrest, owning an animal for fighting, possession of a dangerous animal, first degree domestic violence, and third degree assault and battery.

Harkless is being held at the Darlington County Detention Center awaiting arraignment.