DATE: Monday, June 15, 2015
SUBJECT: Motorist Arrested after Brandishing a Handgun
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding

On Monday, June 15, 2015 at approximately 1:49pm a motorist called 911 to report the driver of a white Pontiac Grand Prix had brandished a handgun. The motorist reported that the driver of the Pontiac had been driving in an erratic manner in the area of the E. Lloyd Expressway and I-69 and would not allow her to pass. The motorist reported that when their vehicles reached the area of N. Green River Road the driver of the Pontiac displayed a handgun on two occasions.

With the assistance of the motorist who called 911, sheriff’s deputies located the white Pontiac traveling on Oak Hill Road near William Brooks Road. The driver of the Pontiac, Mr. Christopher James Montgomery, admitted to displaying his handgun to a motorist. Mr. Montgomery told deputies, “I really f—ed up.” Mr. Montgomery explained that he believed the other vehicle was following him and thought displaying his gun would cause them to stop.

Mr. Montgomery was taken in custody and his vehicle inventoried. Along with drug paraphernalia, a black 9mm semi-automatic handgun was found inside the vehicle.


Christopher James Montgomery (pictured above), 27, of Oakland City. Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon as a Level 5 Felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia as a Class A Misdemeanor