Monday, June 11, 2018

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

More details on the road rage incident that led to the death of David Reynolds, 27, Carthage, are included in a probable cause statement filed this morning.

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.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the "Stand Your Ground" lawyers will have a fun time with this one.

Anonymous said...

How do you know Reynolds struck him he's dead!

Bitchslap said...

Cowards...

Anonymous said...

There were witnesses... Who dresses you in the mornings?

Anonymous said...

Don't see any actual listed sources for this new information and noone else is reporting this, so I doubt it's authenticity.

Anonymous said...

Probably the witnesses statement

Dusty Roads said...

Reynolds got shot a couple years ago over on 12th and St Louis..it was coming

Anonymous said...

"Stand Your Ground" simply means no "Duty to Retreat" from a place you have a right to be, as judged in 20/20 hindsight in the calm of a courtroom. We also have every expectation that our higher level Missouri Plan selected judges will nullify it as they have our "strong" Castle Doctrine, do not depend on the what laws as passed by the legislature say.

Anonymous said...

If the deceased had his gun they could have had a shootout to settle things.

signed, NRA

Anonymous said...

Uh idk.. witnesses

Anonymous said...

There's other ways he could have defended himself "if" he really did get punched other than shooting the guy in the head.

Anonymous said...

Agree. I do not see any marks on the guys face in the mug shot

Me said...

I bealive u mean coward not COWARD'S right