Thursday, July 12, 2018

Accused road rage killer to wear civilian clothes, no shackles during preliminary hearing

When Christopher David Montz attends his preliminary hearing 2 p.m. August 1 in Jasper County Circuit Court, he will be able to do so in civilian clothes and without physical restraints.

Judge Joseph Hensley issued the order Monday following a motion from Montz' attorney Kristin Suzanne Jones.

Montz is charged with first degree murder in connection with the June 9 road rage killing of David Reynolds, 27, Carthage.

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.

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

Previous posts

Accused road rage killer's lawyer says accused road rage killer's bond is "excessive and unreasonable."

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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