Thursday , Nov , 06 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Date set for Darrell Armstrong trial

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – New Orleans Hornets guard Darrell Armstrong is
scheduled to go to trial on December 1 for allegedly slapping the hand of a
policewoman on July 7. A judge set the date on Thursday.

Armstrong was arrested and charged with battery on a law-enforcement officer
and resisting arrest without violence. The battery charge carries a maximum
sentence of five years in prison.

The 35-year-old Armstrong has been accused of slapping a female police
officer’s hand away as she tried to get him to leave the outside of an Orlando

Armstrong, who is in his 10th year in the NBA, is averaging 8.2 points and 4.2
assists in five games with the Hornets this season. He was signed as a free
agent in the offseason after spending the first nine years of his career in

In 507 career games, Armstrong has posted averages of 11.7 points and 5.1