Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Preliminary hearing set in road-rage murder, judge rejects bond reduction motion
Hensley scheduled Montz' preliminary hearing for 2 p.m. August 1 in Jasper County Circuit Court and approved a defense motion that Montz be allowed to wear civilian clothes during the hearing.
Montz' attorney, Kristin Suzanne Jones, Springfield, in a motion filed Friday said the bond amount was "excessive and unreasonable."
The probable cause statement detailed the confrontation between Chris Montz, 24, Neosho and David Reynolds, 27, Carthage, 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.
Accused road rage killer's lawyer says accused road rage killer's bond is "excessive and unreasonable."