Lawyers for Adam Montgomery seek to suppress statements

Lawyers for the father of a missing Manchester girl are asking a court to suppress statements he made to police. Harmony Montgomery, 8, has not been seen in two years. Her father, Adam Montgomery, was arrested in January and charged with assault, interference with custody and endangering the welfare of a child. Adam Montgomery’s attorney has filed two motions to suppress statements he made to police on Dec. 31, 2021, and Jan. 4 of this year. In the court filings, Montgomery’s attorney is asking the court to suppress the statements because law enforcement officers allegedly failed to honor his assertion of his right to silence. The defense also claims officers didn’t read him his Miranda rights. Police found Adam Montgomery in his car in a parking lot on Dec. 31 shortly after they began their search for Harmony. According to court documents, Adam Montgomery told police he “had nothing to say” and was not read Miranda warnings. On Jan 4, he was arrested and taken to an interrogation room where he was read his Miranda rights, according to court documents. A few minutes into questioning, he told police he had nothing else to say, the documents said. The defense filings said police continued to press Adam Montgomery after he asserted his right to silence. The defense is also requesting more time to possibly file one more motion to suppress, asking for the deadline to be extended to Aug. 10. Adam Montgomery is not facing charges related to Harmony’s disappearance.

Lawyers for the father of a missing Manchester girl are asking a court to suppress statements he made to police.

Harmony Montgomery, 8, has not been seen in two years. Her father, Adam Montgomery, was arrested in January and charged with assault, interference with custody and endangering the welfare of a child.

Adam Montgomery’s attorney has filed two motions to suppress statements he made to police on Dec. 31, 2021, and Jan. 4 of this year.

In the court filings, Montgomery’s attorney is asking the court to suppress the statements because law enforcement officers allegedly failed to honor his assertion of his right to silence. The defense also claims officers didn’t read him his Miranda rights.

Police found Adam Montgomery in his car in a parking lot on Dec. 31 shortly after they began their search for Harmony. According to court documents, Adam Montgomery told police he “had nothing to say” and was not read Miranda warnings.

On Jan 4, he was arrested and taken to an interrogation room where he was read his Miranda rights, according to court documents. A few minutes into questioning, he told police he had nothing else to say, the documents said.

The defense filings said police continued to press Adam Montgomery after he asserted his right to silence.

The defense is also requesting more time to possibly file one more motion to suppress, asking for the deadline to be extended to Aug. 10.

Adam Montgomery is not facing charges related to Harmony’s disappearance.