Overnight stabbing in Midland sends one to the hospital with multiple stab wounds

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A vicious attack on a young woman in Midland while her three kids were in their apartment.

She's recovering after being stabbed several times Sunday night.

Just after four Sunday morning, Midland Police were called to the Sterling Springs Villas on Fairgrounds road.

When they arrived, they found a 24 year old woman stabbed in the back 8 times.

Investigators say a man broke into her apartment through her patio door, where he tried to rape her.

He then took a knife from the kitchen and stabbed her.

The man fled.

The woman tried to leave the apartment to get help, but collapsed in the doorway.

Her children, ages two to six, went to a neighbors apartment to get help.

She's in stable condition at the hospital.

The suspect is described as a tall, young black man, wearing dark clothing and a bandana over his face.

If you have any information, please call Midland Crimestoppers at 694-TIPS.