A Soldotna man has been arrested Friday, after Alaska State Troopers say he turned off the power at a local home, then entered armed with a knife and tried to rape a woman.

According to a Friday AST dispatch, troopers were informed of the incident involving 38-year-old Shane Heiman, at a home in Soldotna's Arctic Loop area, at 2:58 a.m. Friday.

“It was reported that a woman awoke to a man in her home,” troopers wrote. “A struggle ensued, the woman reported that the man had pulled a knife out but she was able to flee to a family member's home next door.”

AST spokesperson Megan Peters says the woman, who suffered a scraped knee in the escape, didn’t have time to call for help during the incident.

“She was just trying to get away,” Peters said.

The woman said the suspect resembled a handyman employed by a member of her family, and troopers subsequently identified him as Heiman. Peters didn’t know Friday morning whether he had been working on the woman’s home.

“Upon investigation, troopers found that the woman's home had its power turned off,” troopers wrote. “There were signs of a struggle inside, as well.”

Soldotna Police Department officers later located Heiman near Funny River Loop; he was taken into custody but resisted arrest, with his vehicle impounded by Soldotna troopers pending investigation.

Heiman is being held at the Wildwood Pretrial Facility on first-degree counts of attempted sexual assault and burglary, as well as resisting arrest and third-degree assault.

This is a developing story. Please check and the Channel 2 newscasts for updates.