This story was updated 9:15 a.m., Nov. 1, 2013.
Michael L. Roberts, 34, of Damascus is now charged with assault and reckless endangerment in a domestic dispute that also has a Montgomery County police officer on administrative leave.
According to police, officers responded to a house on Newbury Road on Tuesday after a woman reported that her daughter’s boyfriend was violent and damaging the house where he too lived.
The woman and her daughter had already left the house by the time police arrived, according to a statement by Montgomery County Police Capt. Jim Daly detailing the incident.
The first officer to arrive at the house spotted a man armed with a “long gun” coming out of the house. The officer fired his gun and the man put his weapon down. Police took him into custody.
The police statement does not say if the responding officer shot at Roberts coming out of the house or merely fired a warning shot, but Roberts was not injured. Police did not yet release the identity of the officer.
The police statement did not describe how man assaulted the officer.
Montgomery County detectives and investigators from the department’s Internal Affairs Division are investigating the incident, according to the release.
The officer who fired his gun, a 9-year-veteran of the police force, has been placed on paid administrative leave — as is routine – until police finish investigating the incident, according to the release.
Roberts has been released on bail. An attorney was not listed in the case.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.