New Windsor man charged with assault
Charles Lewis Armstrong

A New Windsor man has been charged with assault after he allegedly struck a woman and pointed a gun at her Friday.

Charles Lewis Armstrong, 54, of the 1700 block of Dennings Road, is charged with one count each of first- and second-degree assault, according to electronic court records.


At 9:58 p.m. Friday, March 15, Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a home in New Windsor for a call of an assault, according to charging documents.

A woman sitting on the porch of the next door home told police that she had gotten into an argument with Armstrong, who, the woman alleges, threatened to kill her and followed her to an upstairs room when she tried to remove herself from the situation, according to charging documents.

Armstrong allegedly followed the woman upstairs and struck her right arm before pointing a “long gun” at her, according to her statement as described in the charging documents.

Police observed the woman had a reduced range of movement in her right arm, and complained of pain, but did not observe any scrapes or bruises, according to charging document, and the woman was transported for medical treatment.

Armstrong told police that he did not point a gun at the woman and that she was intoxicated and trying to drive, which led to their argument and her ripping his shirt, according to the charging documents. According to the documents, Armstrong also told police he had pushed the woman to get her away from him at that point.

Armstrong was arrested and taken to Carroll County Central Booking, where he stayed until a bail review hearing Monday morning, after which he was released, having paid a $10,000 bail, according to electronic court records.

A call placed to the number on record for Armstrong for a comment rang to voicemail and a message was left at 6 p.m. Monday.