Man Accused of Killing Visalia CHP Officer in Court - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Man Accused of Killing Visalia CHP Officer Shows His Face in Court

Posted: Updated:

The man accused in the Las Vegas deaths of an off-duty California Highway Patrol Officer, and his brother-in-law, was in a Las Vegas courtroom Monday morning.

Our sister station KVVU reports that James Montgomery appeared in court for his arraignment.

The 29-year-old faces charges including murder, kidnapping, robbery and auto theft.

On August 18th, Officer Jesus "Jesse" Magdaleno and Felix Brandon Cruz were packing up a truck in the Valet area of the Flamingo Hotel after celebrating Magdaleno's bachelor party.

According to police reports, there is surveillance video that shows Montgomery driving the truck away from the hotel.

Cruz was in the bed of the truck, and Magdaleno ran behind it. He eventually made his way into the bed of the truck.

A mile away, the truck crashed and both men thrown out.

Magdaleno died at the scene.

Cruz died the following day.

Montgomery is being held at Clark County Detention Center.

He is due back in court on December 15th, when a judge is set to determine if there is enough evidence for Montgomery to stand trial.

Click here to watch a previous story on this case.

 

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Police Arrest Woman They Say Set Home On Fire

    Police Arrest Woman They Say Set Home On Fire

    A woman has now been arrested for a fire that was set on purpose in the area of First Street and Tulare Avenue in Fresno.More >>
    A woman has now been arrested for a fire that was set on purpose in the area of First Street and Tulare Avenue in Fresno.More >>
  • Woman Ejected In Morning Crash In Southwest Fresno

    Woman Ejected In Morning Crash In Southwest Fresno

    A woman, not wearing a seat belt, was ejected when two cars crashed at Jensen and Brawley in Southwest Fresno early Wednesday morning.More >>
    A woman, not wearing a seat belt, was ejected when two cars crashed at Jensen and Brawley in Southwest Fresno early Wednesday morning.
    More >>
  • Yosemite National Park Fire Continues To Spread

    Yosemite National Park Fire Continues To Spread

    Right now, firefighters are still trying to gain control of two wildfires in the Sierra Nevada.The French Fire is burning in the steep terrain of Madera County, just east of Coarsegold near Mammoth Pool Reservoir.People living in the Kinsman Flat and Mammoth Pool areas are being told to be packed and ready to leave if the fire becomes a threat.So far some 2,000 acres have burned.The other fire is burning near the communities of El Portal and Foresta, right on the edge of Yosemite National Pa...More >>
    Right now, firefighters are still trying to gain control of two wildfires in the Sierra Nevada.The French Fire is burning in the steep terrain of Madera County, just east of Coarsegold near Mammoth Pool Reservoir.People living in the Kinsman Flat and Mammoth Pool areas are being told to be packed and ready to leave if the fire becomes a threat.So far some 2,000 acres have burned.The other fire is burning near the communities of El Portal and Foresta, right on the edge of Yosemite National Pa...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.