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Bel Air Man Charged In Carjacking

Christopher Montgomery is facing robbery and assault charges in connection with a Dec. 7 incident.

A Bel Air man is jailed pending trial after allegedly wrestling keys from a woman's grasp, injuring her, and driving away in her car.

Christopher Michael Montgomery, 36, of the 1800 block of Selvin Drive in Bel Air, was charged Tuesday with robbery, second-degree assault, unlawfully taking a motor vehicle and theft between $10,000 and $100,000, online court records show.

His charges stem from an incident in the Bel Air area at the end of last week.

On Dec. 7 Montgomery allegedly snatched car keys out of a woman's hand, pushed past her and stole her car, Assistant State's Attorney Kemba Lydia-Moore said during a bail hearing Wednesday. The incident took place around 5:43 p.m. in the 1300 block of Scottsdale Drive, police call records show.

The woman, who sustained injuries during the robbery, later identified Montgomery as her attacker based on his photograph, Lydia-Moore said.

Montgomery also faces a series of traffic violations in connection with the Dec. 7 incident, court records show. He has failed to appear for court 11 times, has 10 prior convictions and is pending trial in another case, Lydia-Moore told the judge Wednesday.

District Court Judge Susan Hazlett ordered Montgomery be held without bail at the Harford County Detention Center in the carjacking case. She also set bail in a separate theft and assault case case at $200,000.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Jan 10, 2013 in Harford County District Court.

David Myers December 15, 2012 at 02:03 AM
dang fools anyway
steven bradley December 15, 2012 at 11:53 AM
PC Tech, thanks for your liberal nonscense. We all need to be filled with crap like what you put forth more often.
Belair Loser Lookout December 19, 2012 at 07:15 PM
He's a fucking scumbag junkie that does nothing productive for our society.
Belair Loser Lookout December 19, 2012 at 07:16 PM
We should be glad this POS got arrested. Too bad we have to foot the bill for his junkie ass to have a roof and 3 squares. I say turn his ass loose on the sons of the lady he tried to rob/carjack. Look his record up. He's a thief and a waste.
Cdm December 20, 2012 at 12:47 AM
This worthless POS and his two younger brothers should be locked up for good, they robbed my moms place a few years ago and got away with it,..their mother keeps bringing them back home and allowing them to hang there , knowing very well that they are stealing from others. They should be thrown out of this state...go back to West Virginia you low life scums

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