Greenville Police said an officer was injured in an assault Saturday night.

Greenville PD spokesperson Donnie Porter said it happened just after 9:15 p.m. at Main Street and East Coffee Street in downtown Greenville.

Wallace Ingram McKinnon, 30, had an outstanding warrant for assault and battery for earlier in the day Saturday, police said. 

Police said officers were attempting to arrest McKinnon when he became highly agitated and said, “Ain’t nobody going to take me in.” He then hit Officer Nikki Morton in the face, causing her to fall backwards into a metal bench and onto the concrete. 

Officers were able to quickly subdue and restrain McKinnon after he hit Officer Morton. He was arrested and taken to the Greenville County Detention Center. 

McKinnon faces a bond of $15,000 for assault and battery high/aggravated and assault on officer while resisting arrest, police said. Officers said additional charges are possible. 

Officer Morton was taken to an area hospital for several injuries, including a broken jaw, police said. She will require surgery as well as ongoing treatments and evaluations, officers said. 

Officer Morton has been with the police department for 10 years. 

7News spoke with a manager of a nearby restaurant said he saw what happened.

“I happened to look outside and saw a scuffle between the gentleman and the female officer as she was attacked and knocked to the ground, ” said Brian Pittman, manager of “Trio” on North Main Street. “And then he tried to attempt to fight the other officer until a taser was deployed.”

Pittman also said the suspect is known to frequent the area and was acting “strange” when officers approached him.

A page has been set up for Officer Morton.