Davidson Co. Deputy Assaulted While Responding To Domestic Violence Call

LEXINGTON, N.C. -- Davidson County Sheriff's Office says one of its deputies was assaulted while responding to a domestic violence call over the weekend. 

Deputies responded to the incident in a neighborhood off Highway 8. Deputies found a man suspected of the assault, and say he became aggressive. 

The sheriff's office says Deputy M. Higgins was pushed into a window and cut his forehead. 

Deputy Higgins was taken to Lexington Medical Center where he received 21 stitches. 

The suspect was charged with assault on a female, assault by strangulation, interfering with emergency communications, assault on a law enforcement officer inflicting serious injuries, and property damage. 

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