Ofc. Stephen Anderson, PIO
Monday, August 16, 2021 at 10:03 a.m.
SPD arrests convicted felon on multiple felony charges stemming from domestic violence incidents
On August 1, 2021 at approximately 9:15pm, SPD responded to the area of 1200 E. Liberty Avenue after 911 received a phone call regarding a potential domestic violence assault. The caller told 911 she received a phone call from the victim, alleging she was just assaulted by her ex-boyfriend.
Shortly after SPD officers arrived, it was determined the suspect was no longer on scene. After conducting an investigation, officers determined there was probable cause to arrest the victim’s ex-boyfriend, Trammell Armstrong (32 y/o male) for Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree (DV), Harassment (threats to kill-DV), along with Assault 4th Degree (DV) and Assault 2nd Degree (DV) from previous incidents.
On August 9, 2021 at approximately 6:30pm, officers again responded to the 1200 block of E. Liberty Avenue after 911 received a phone call from a female stating Armstrong was attempting to kick in her back door to gain access to the residence.
SPD arrived moments later, however Armstrong had fled in an unknown direction. Officers developed probable cause for Harassment (threats to kill-DV), along with Telephone Harassment (DV). Additionally, Armstrong had two preexisting warrants out for his arrest. One warrant for 1st Degree Robbery (Class A Felony) and another warrant for Interfering with Reporting of domestic violence (Gross Misdemeanor).
On August 12, 2021 at approximately 9:00am, officers received information Armstrong was at a residence located in the 700 block of W. Cora Avenue. Due to Armstrong’s violent criminal history, resources from SPD SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics), K-9, Hostage Negotiation Team, and UAS Team (drone) were activated to assist with the incident.
After a brief standoff, negotiators established contact with Armstrong who subsequently surrendered without incident shortly thereafter and was taken into custody.
Armstrong is a 15 time convicted felon to include multiple convictions for Second Degree Assault, Harassment (threats to kill) and Violation of a Protection Order.
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