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Newton Man Indicted On Felony Malicious Conduct Charge
Willie Duran Armstrong
courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

Newton Man Indicted on Felony Malicious Conduct Charge

59-year-old Willie Duran Armstrong of Herman Street in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police Tuesday afternoon (October 19) for misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to half-an-ounce. He was also served a true bill of indictment for felony malicious conduct by a prisoner. Armstrong allegedly assaulted a law enforcement Officer by spitting. He was initially arrested on August 25, as reported previously by WHKY.

Armstrong was taken into custody at about 2:35 Tuesday at an apartment complex on 3rd Avenue S.E. in Hickory. He was processed at the Hickory Police Department and later released under a $9,000 unsecured bond. An appearance in Superior Court on the malicious conduct charge was scheduled yesterday (October 20) in Newton. A District Court date on the misdemeanor charge was set for November 1.