Sheriff: Man arrested after assaulting woman in front of children

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office arrested a Springfield man they say beat a 45-year-old woman with a piece of wood in front of their kids.

Deputies arrested and charged 40-year-old Michael Patterson with attempted murder.

According to the report, officers responded to a Skyland Drive home shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Sunday and located a woman lying on the ground with visible trauma to her face.