DONALDSONVILLE, La (BRPROUD) — A woman is facing an attempted murder charge after breaking into a home and cutting the homeowner.

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) responded to a residence on Elizabeth Street regarding a home invasion on May 4 around 4:17 a.m. Upon arrival, deputies found a female suffering from multiple cuts.

APSO Violent Crimes Unit learned that 43-year-old Peggy Valentine entered the residence, while the victim was sleeping, and began cutting her. The victim fought off Valentine, who then fled the scene.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and was treated with non life threatening injuries.

Valentine was arrested and charged wit attempted first degree murder and home invasion.

This is an ongoing investigation.