The former Windsor Middle School principal accused of assaulting his wife last year appeared in court March 8, only to see the case postponed until April.
Doug Englert, who resigned from his 18-year stint as principal of the middle school after his Nov. 8 arrest on suspicion of punching his wife during an argument, is set to return to court at 2 p.m. April 1.
Englert appeared in Weld District Court on March 8 for a disposition hearing, but attorneys were missing Englert’s statement from the Windsor Police Department, preventing them from moving forward.
Englert, 56, was charged with one count of felony second-degree assault and one misdemeanor count of harassment. Both charges are designated as domestic-violence related.
An arrest affidavit states that Englert is accused of punching his wife three times in the abdomen during an altercation in their Windsor home, leaving her with a broken rib. Englert’s wife told police he has been physically abusive before, according to the affidavit. She said the two were arguing about who was supposed to pick up their son from a friend’s house. She said she punched Englert when he became aggressive and shoved her against the wall in the laundry room. She said he then punched her three times.
Englert told police he did punch his wife, according to the affidavit, only because she hit him first. He told police he wasn’t sure if he punched her in self-defense.