Police investigate attempted homicide

LEWISTOWN — An 18-year-old woman faces attempted homicide and other charges stemming from an incident that occurred Aug. 4 in the borough.

Police were dispatched to a Chestnut Street address that night in response to a reported stabbing. According to a police report, officers found that Brianna Armstrong, 18, had not been getting along with a neighbor, a 43-year-old male.

Police say the two had a verbal altercation allegedly fueled by statements Armstrong made about the man, which escalated to the point that she retrieved a knife from her apartment and stabbed the man.

She was arrested and charged with attempted criminal homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, simple assault and harassment.

According to the police report, the victim was taken to Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital and treated for stab and slash wounds.

Armstrong was charged with attempted criminal homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, assault and harassment.

She was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Reed on Aug. 5.

Armstrong was denied bail and is being held in Mifflin County Correctional Facility.

She is awaiting a preliminary hearing set for 2 p.m. Aug. 23.


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