TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - After an hours-long, multi-city search, 25-year-old Kyle Montgomery was arrested near Prince and Stone in Tucson Thursday, July 11.
Montgomery was booked into the Pima County Jail on four counts of aggravated assault, unlawful flight from law enforcement and prohibited possessor related charges.
The Marana Police Department began looking for Montgomery Thursday morning, when he allegedly rammed an officer’s vehicle during a chase and pointed a rifle at the officer.
Montgomery has a long criminal history that includes at least two other run-ins with law enforcement.
The MPD said Thursday’s incident began around 10 a.m. when an officer tried to stop Montgomery’s vehicle. They said Montgomery rammed the officer’s vehicle and pointed a firearm at two officers and a citizen near the roadway.
The pursuit ended when Montgomery crashed into a fence before ditching the car and running into a desert area near Ina and Featherstone Trail in Picture Rocks.
Authorities looked for Montgomery for several hours until suspending the search around 4:45 p.m. The MPD said they called off the search in Picture Rocks because they were confident he was no longer in the area.
At 5:15 p.m., the MPD got a tip that Montgomery was spotted walking down the street with a friend. After a short foot chase, he was arrested near Prince and Stone, and was armed with a firearm.
The MPD said while Montgomery’s friend won’t face charges.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department, SWAT, Border Patrol, Pinal County Sheriff’s Department, National Park Service, Oro Valley Police Department, ATF and Homeland Security assisted in the search.
The Marana Police Department said they are grateful for the assistance from all of the regional law enforcement partners in the case. Additionally, a special thanks is due to the residents of Picture Rocks for their patience and support during this incident.
Montgomery was shot by a PCSD deputy in January 2016, one month after trying to slit his own throat while being pursued by the US Marshals.
In the 2016 deputy-involved shooting, the PCSD was checking out a report of a “suspicious man” at a store on Sandario Road in Picture Rocks. That location is not far from where Montgomery ditched his vehicle on Thursday.
Deputies said Montgomery fled the area and was tracked to a neighborhood nearby, where he was found hiding behind some bushes. Deputies called for backup after noticing Montgomery was armed. They said Montgomery made a threatening gesture, prompting one of the deputies to shoot him in the shoulder.
The stabbing incident began when Marshals were looking for a fugitive at a hotel on West Ina Road.
Montgomery, who was not the fugitive Marshals were after, allegedly ran away from the hotel and made it to Interstate 10. He crossed the eastbound lanes and made it to the westbound side before he was almost hit by an 18-wheeler.
That is when Montgomery, who has served time for second-degree burglary and shoplifting, pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed himself in the neck.
Anyone with information related to this recent incident is urged to call the Marana Police Department (520-382-2000) or 88-Crime.