Tuesday , Dec , 02 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Hornets’ Darrell Armstrong off the hook

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – Charges against New Orleans Hornets guard
Darrell Armstrong for allegedly slapping the hand of a policewoman on July 7
have been dismissed.

Armstrong was arrested and charged with battery on a law-enforcement officer
and resisting arrest without violence. A judge dismissed the charges on
Tuesday, the second day of the trial.

Judge Bob Wattles ruled that prosecutors could not prove that Armstrong
intended to strike the officer when he pushed her hand away.

Armstrong played nine seasons with the Orlando Magic before signing with
the Hornets during the offseason. He had faced probation to a maximum of five
years in prison if he had been convicted.