Lexington County, SC (WLTX) - A Lexington County man wound up getting stabbed after deputies say he punched a child.

Terrance Maurice Sligh, 29, is charged with third-degree assault and cruelty to children.

“Based on what investigators determined at the scene, Sligh was stabbed by a man attempting to protect a child in the home,” Lexington County Jay Koon said. “The cruelty to children charge stems from Sligh punching the child as a form of discipline."

The suspect also is accused of hitting the person man who stabbed him. That person is not facing any criminal charges.

Sligh was booked at the local jail, but has been released on a $1,500 bond.