Woman injures herself in assault on victim

Grambling Police arrested a 19-year-old Ruston woman Saturday evening after responding to a 911 call at an apartment on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

When officers arrived at the scene, Peyton J. Garr was standing in the front yard holding a switchblade knife and bleeding profusely from her right arm. The caller was standing outside holding a baseball bat. Both were directed to drop their weapons. 

The victim said she was in bed sleeping when she heard a loud knock on her front door. She stated she did not get up until she heard knocking at her rear bedroom window. The victim stated she opened the door and Garr entered the apartment in an aggressive manner attempting to strike her with a closed fist.

The victim said she fought Garr to get her off her and out of the apartment. After Garr was outside, the victim reportedly locked the door and heard her kitchen window shatter. She opened the door and found Garr bleeding and asked her to leave but she refused. Garr then allegedly returned to her vehicle and armed herself with a knife, stating, “I’m going to kill you.”

The victim said she feared for her life and armed herself with a bat and called 911.

Garr apparently punched the window and cut herself. The Grambling Fire Department and Ruston Ambulance Service responded to provide medical aid. Garr refused to be transported by ambulance to the hospital but was taken by a GPD officer to the North Louisiana Medical Center for treatment. After release, she was transported to the Lincoln parish detention center and booked for battery of a dating partner, home invasion, and simple criminal damage to property.

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