Former Officer Charged With Pointing Gun at Other Officers

Posted at 4:06 PM, Jul 26, 2013

mark armstrongHOLLAND, Mich. — Holland police arrested a former Wyoming police officer Thursday after he allegedly pointed a gun at Holland officers.

Mark Charles Armstrong, 55, was taken into custody shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday, July 26 after waiving his gun at officers and then leading them on a 15-minute chase, according to several sources.

According to police, the search for Armstrong began at about 8:30 p.m. after he threatened his ex-girlfriend and other acquaintances over the phone.

Armstrong was terminated from the Wyoming police force in February 2011 after a 26-year career for violation of department rules and regulations, according to Wyoming Police Capt. Kim Koster.

Eighth and Ninth streets near College Avenue were blocked off for 45 minutes while police were searching Thursday night.  Armstrong was arraigned Friday on two charges of felonious assault and one felony weapons charge for the alleged gun waiving incident.  He is currently being held on $30,000 bond.