Indictments Could Be Presented This Month In Adam Montgomery Case
MANCHESTER, NH - Prosecutors and Defense attorneys met in Hillsborough County Superior Court Friday for a disposition hearing in the Adam Montgomery case.
Adam Montgomery was not in the courtroom, and prosecutor Jesse O’neil asked that the disposition hearing be pushed out to a future date due to discovery continuing in the case.
O’Neil said "There is some discovery, quite a bit of discovery still outstanding as it’s literally being generated on a daily basis, and for the same reason, the state at this point has not made a plea offer, just because as the investigation continues, we don’t want to make a plea offer without a full knowledge of what this investigation may reveal,”
O’Neil and Defense Attorney Caroline Smith asked Judge Amy Messer to extend the scheduled date into late June. Smith cited the same reasons as O’neil and that they continue to need time to work on the case.
O’Neil also stated that the Grand Jury was canceled in January due to COVID and that they expect to present in front of the Grand Jury this month asking for indictments for Adam Montgomery.
It was stated in court the ongoing discovery, and the pending presentation to the Grand Jury is also why no plea offer has been discussed.
Defense Attorney Smith asked that the next hearing be scheduled in late June. The court set a tentative date of June 28th at 9:00 a.m.
There is still no indication of where Harmony Montgomery is or if she's alive, investigators said. The exact date she went missing isn't known, either, but police have narrowed that timeframe to Nov. 28 to Dec. 10, 2019.
Adam Montgomery is the father of the missing girl. He is accused of felony second-degree assault arising from 2019 conduct against Harmony as well as one misdemeanor charge of interference with custody, and two misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child pertaining to Harmony. He remains held on preventative detention at the Hillsborough County House of Corrections.
Police urge anyone with information to call or text the 24-hour tip line for the case at 603-203-6060 at any time. A reward fund to encourage tips has grown to $144,000.