FLORENCE, S.C. — A Florence woman faces charges connected to a domestic assault and the investigation of the assault.

On Tuesday at 12:15 a.m. Florence police responded to a reported domestic assault at a home in the 150 block of North Sunset Drive.

Upon arrival they determined that the victim had been stabbed in the abdomen while looking for food in the refrigerator and suffered a minor injury in the attack, according to the Florence Police Department. The victim didn't immediately seek treatment for the injury.

While conducting the investigation a Florence police officer was slapped in the face, according to the police department.

Valerie Deann Nowlin, 33, of 503 W. Washington St., Florence, was charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and assault on a police officer.

She was freed on $15,000 bond, according to the Florence County Detention Center's website.

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