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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.

Matt December 13, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Surprise, surprise. More trash with a lengthy criminal record. Hooray for Maryland!
funnyguy December 13, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Dont worry people, he will be out in notime.
Maxell December 13, 2012 at 06:22 PM
looks like a fine upstanding local citizen. all he wanted was a simple car ride to the soup kitchen where it's obvious he was volunteering and serving those less fortunate. he was probably shy and felt bad asking to borrow her car, so he took it upon himself to not inconvenience the woman and made use of her automobile. i don't see why his 10 previous convictions are being brought up (it's in the past at this point), he's made good on his debt to society!
Guy December 13, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Ummmm, maybe lock his A$$ up!
Ashley December 13, 2012 at 06:39 PM
I know, right? It's amazing how many chances a good lawyer and a broken system can get you.
JDK December 13, 2012 at 06:48 PM
The courts will slap him on the wrist and he will be back at it in no time flat. God, I love our judicial system!!!
Terry December 13, 2012 at 07:02 PM
What the heck is happening to Bel Air????
Belair Loser Lookout December 13, 2012 at 08:38 PM
This guy is a scumbag. I have seen him plunge in to the dregs of society over the years. He and his junkie scumbag cohorts. What a waste of the air we breathe!
nonyabizz December 13, 2012 at 10:46 PM
I have known this man fora long time...n this is soo funny yo me..its about time he got this..cus he stole from me a lo g time ago...after the fact i helpd him out...krama its a great thing
nonyabizz December 13, 2012 at 10:55 PM
His whole family is cursed...even his brothers are in jail most of there lives.. his younger brother killd one of my dearest friends ina car crash a long time ago driveing drunk...they all trash...ill sleep better tonite knowing he is off the streets...but ur right..he will be right bavout
nonyabizz December 13, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Bac out****
Stephany December 13, 2012 at 11:20 PM
WHY do they allow these people, who continuously break the law over and over again, to walk the streets with the rest of us? I will never understand this. It's a disgrace that law abiding citizens have to deal with so many of these criminals.
Donald Criss December 14, 2012 at 03:40 AM
And people wonder why the right to carry is so so imporent. And something we shall never give up and fight hard to be permitted every where. This could have been a lot worse and thankfully it was not. But crimes like this and others are becomeing more and more frequant. We need the right to protect our selves or family or neightbors and love ones safe from people like this
MVPHKR December 14, 2012 at 02:19 PM
You took the words right out of my mouth! I've lived in Bel Air most of my life, and always thought of this as a quiet town where serious crime was rare. Now we've got homicides, a carjacking, stabbings during barfights...what's next? I don't like this at all!
Karl Schuub December 14, 2012 at 03:22 PM
"Easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than a rich man to go to heaven". What is wrong with you? Is it not bigoted to assume anybody with extra cash goes to hell. The rest of what you write here in nearly incomprehensible.
Jwap December 14, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Why does the bel air patch let any of you comment on these cases? Your say means nothing and more than ninety percent of you are so beyond ignorant that I don't even know what to do with myself and the other ten percent or less comment with their noses high as if they have an immense amount of intellect they just have to share. Just shut up and mind your own. Read this article, take it into your homes and be more precautions because of it. This isn't some damn blog or forum. Yes and I mean you PcTech with your oh so vast knowledge. Good grief.
Maxell December 14, 2012 at 06:27 PM
PC- Tech: I'll bite my tongue and simply say what Sgt Hulka said in the classic movie "Stripes" "Lighten up Francis"
D.k.k December 14, 2012 at 08:25 PM
I was very upset about this ! This young man lives with his mother in a nice condo but she's a renter.she already had one son who lived there jailed!!! Now this young man. The other tenants are all owners but this one condo is rented. They have tried to contact the owner and ask for help on this situation - but the owners don't care - they only want the money. When did people stop helping each other . The people who live there are concern about safety issues Nobody cares if they don't have a vested interested .
David Myers December 15, 2012 at 01:52 AM
I agree , this scumbag needs a life behind bars and never should be released. but the goverment will let this toilet out
David Myers December 15, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Get a life pctech folks like you is the reason these jerks walk the streets. this jerk needs to be put away and never to be seen again. If you cant take the heat then get out of the kitchen
David Myers December 15, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Bel air Loser lookout , I tip my hat to you...and I agree 100%,.. this toilet needs to be flushed from society once and for all.....but not to happen...our heart bleeding fools will rally to his support...yeah right....
David Myers December 15, 2012 at 02:02 AM
huh..wtf s up with him
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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