The 31-year-old stepmother of a lacking woman who simply turned eight years previous has pleaded not responsible to two prices of perjury.
These allegations seem to bear straight on the investigation into the still-mysterious disappearance of Concord Montgomery, who was final seen when she was 5. She turned eight on Tuesday.
Kayla Montgomery was arrested late final week and charged with making two false statements to grand jurors in New Hampshire. These alleged lies had to do with the situation of a previous job and the time of a previous shift she labored, in accordance to the Related Press.
The defendant’s lawyer, Paul Garrity, Boston, Mass. ABC affiliate WCVB that the timeframe in query had to do with November or December 2019–the very same time interval that authorities imagine Concord Montgomery went lacking whereas in her father’s care.
“We’ll have to see whether or not or not the proof bears out these allegations,” Garrity informed the TV station. “Proper now, she’s entered a plea of not responsible and he or she stands by that plea. I do know what the allegations are. We’ll have to see whether or not or not she, the truth is, lied and whether or not or not that alleged lie is materials.”
Legislation enforcement solely discovered concerning the woman’s disappearance late last year, saying the “extended absence” was “very regarding.”
In her preliminary interview, Kayla Montgomery informed Manchester Police investigators she had not seen Concord Montgomery since a morning in late November or early December 2019 whereas she was preparing for work. That morning, Kayla Montgomery allegedly informed police, her husband, Adam Michael Montgomery, 31, mentioned he was taking his daughter to keep together with her mom in Lowell, Mass.
The woman’s mom, Crystal Sorey, by no means noticed her daughter after that alleged journey. Adam Montgomery was arrested in January 2022 and later indicted on an assault cost after allegedly admitting to one other relative that he hit Concord Montgomery within the face.
Kayla Montgomery has been arrested – and launched – a number of occasions for the reason that investigation started.
In January of this 12 months, Kayla Montgomery was arrested on felony welfare fraud prices for allegedly receiving extreme federal-state meals help for December 2019 by means of June 2021 “by failing to take away Concord Montgomery from [her] household account” and “persevering with to accumulate meals stamp advantages for Concord, although Concord was now not dwelling with Kayla and Kayla’s husband, Adam Montgomery.”
She was provided a plea deal on that fraud cost. Her lawyer replied with a counter-offer. That case remains to be pending.
In April of this 12 months, Kayla Montgomery was arrested once more, that point in relation to a case involving her estranged husband and an alleged gun theft scheme. She was charged with two counts of receiving stolen property in reference to these allegations and launched on bail.
In accordance to Manchester, N.H. ABC affiliate WMUR, one in every of Kayla Montgomery’s bail situations stipulated that she should make each day check-ins with the police. She was arrested on Friday, June 3, 2022, within the foyer of the Manchester Police Division by Manchester law enforcement officials whereas making one such go to.
“One of many situations is don’t commit a brand new crime, and the allegation is she dedicated a brand new crime in entrance of the grand jury,” Garrity informed the TV station on Monday, June 6, 2022. “She appears to be wonderful. I simply spoke to her this morning. She appears pretty upbeat and prepared to go ahead with the case and get again out on bail.”
She has since been launched from custody after waiving an arraignment.[images via Manchester Police Department]
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