Reynolds died Sunday at a Joplin hospital and the man accused of killing him, Christopher David Montz, 24, Neosho, is being held on a $50,000 cash-only bond.
The probable cause statement is printed below:
On June 9, 2018, Christopher Montz committed the crime of assault in the first degree and armed criminal action on Missouri Highway 249 neaer the intersection of Interstate 44, Joplin, Jasper County Missouri.
During this incident, Montz and David Reynolds were involved in a road rage incident while traveling northbound on Missouri Highway 249 beginning at the intersection of State Route V.
Montz and Reynolds pulled to the shoulder of Missouri Highway 249 on the south side of the intersection of Interstate 44.
While arguing between their two vehicles, Reynolds struck Montz on the left side of his face twice with a closed fist. Montz and Reynolds disengaged, Montz then drew a Taurus .380 pistol from his right pocket and discharged one round striking Reynolds in the head. Reynolds was then transported to a local hospital with a life-threatening injury.
The Joplin Police Department is investigating the case as a homicide and charges are expected to be upgraded.