ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One Albany woman described the horrifying details of trying to escape a Friday morning home invasion.
The brave victim made it out alive.
And now, the man accused of attacking her is behind bars.
WALB News 10's Catherine Patterson spoke with the victim, named Angela, about how she was able to escape.
"He was charging me. He was coming, walking fast towards me," said Angela. "I would never want to go through that again."
Angela said she was still a little shaken up, several hours after she said her ex-husband broke into her home around 2 a.m Friday morning.
"I was sitting in here listening to some music. I was having a little night toddy. And I heard someone at my door," she said.
The loud, banging noise was coming from her kitchen in the back of her house.
"And I looked up, and he was coming in the back door," she said. "And as he was coming in the back door, I saw him with the knife in his hand."
Angela said it was her ex-husband Robert Nix, standing in front of her.
"I couldn't move. I just said, 'What are you doing in my house?' And he had the knife, and he was choking me, and as he was choking me, I couldn't breathe. And I was just kicking him," said Angela.
She said she kicked herself free and tried to calm him down.
"As I was talking to him I was easing to the front door," said Angela. "When I got to the front door, I ran out the house, and went next door, and called the police."
Within minutes, Angela said the police arrived and arrested him.
Angela said she doesn't want to think about what would have happened if she hadn't escaped, but she said she's thanking God for giving her strength to get out.
Nix is now charged with aggravated assault, home invasion, aggravated stalking, obstruction, and criminal trespass.