Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Arraignment set for Neosho man charged with road rage murder

A 9 a.m. Thursday arraignment has been scheduled before Judge Joseph Hensley in the Jasper County Courts Building in Joplin for Christopher David Montz, 24, Neosho, who is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the June 9 murder of David Reynolds, 27, Carthage.

The probable cause statement filed when the charge was still assault detailed the confrontation between Chris Montz, 24, Neosho and Reynolds at Highway 249 near the intersection with I-44.

The statement indicated Montz and Reynolds pulled to the shoulder and while the men were arguing, Reynolds punched Montz twice in the face. Montz pulled a gun and shot Reynolds in the head.

Montz is being held in the Jasper County Jail on a $50,000 cash only bond.

Previous posts

Charge in road rage shooting upgraded to murder in the first degree

Probable cause in road rage shooting: Reynolds punched Montz twice in the face; Montz pulled a gun and shot him in the head

Judge in 2015 court document: Neosho man accused in road rage death poses no threat to public safety

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