FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A former sheriff’s deputy has been arrested after authorities said he attacked a woman.

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, 29-year-old Daniel Damian McPherson, of Mocksville, was arrested and charged with assault on a female by Davie County Sheriff’s Office.

McPherson had been working for Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office since 2018. He was a deputy sheriff assigned to the detention services bureau.

According to deputies, McPherson was arrested after authorities responded to an address on Whitney Road in Mocksville for a domestic assault call. McPherson had left the scene by the time deputies arrived.

The victim reported that McPherson physically assaulted them and a warrant was issued for his arrested. He was located on Salisbury Road in Mocksville.

McPherson is no longer employed with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and remains in the custody of Davie County Sheriff’s Office.

“We will pursue truth and justice no matter what or who it affects,” Sheriff Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr. said in a statement. “We continue to stand on what is moral, what is legal, and what is right – even when it impacts an FCSO staff member. We are a law-abiding law-enforcement agency and will continue to conduct ourselves with integrity and transparency.”

McPherson is being held in the Davie County Detention Center on a domestic violence hold.