Driver intentionally runs down Lyons man after he throws rock through back window, sheriff says

A 65-year-old Lyons man has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree attempted murder after he allegedly ran down a pedestrian, on a sidewalk, with his car.

Boulder County Sheriff

Charles William Armstrong

The incident happened at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of Main Street in Lyons, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.

Charles William Armstrong is also suspected of second-degree assault, menacing and reckless endangerment, according to a news release.

The 55-year-old victim, also of Lyons, was intentionally run down after he threw a rock through the back window of Armstrong’s car, the sheriff’s office said.

Witnesses told investigators that Armstrong “accelerated toward the victim and intentionally swerved to hit him with the car,” according to the release.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with injuries that are not life threatening, the sheriff’s office said. The suspect and victim were known to each other and had a “history of animosity.” An investigation is ongoing.

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