The second male suspect in the armed robbery of the Back 50 Tavern in Kingstown on Oct. 27 is now in custody in Queen Anne’s County after extradition from Rankin County, Mississippi.
Montrail Cortezy Montgomery, 37, originally of Worton, is being held on a $2.5 million bond at the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center and is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on April 21 in Queen Anne’s County District Court.
Montgomery was located in Mississippi with the help of US Marshals on or about March 11, said TFC William Abey, the lead investigator for the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division Upper Shore.
Montgomery was charged with multiple counts that include armed robbery and assault. He is alleged to have participated in the Back 50 robbery with Vontaye Lamonte Gilbert, 33, of Chestertown. The Back 50 is the former Howard’s Tavern.
Gilbert was picked up by Dover City Police on Dec. 19 and is currently held in Smyrna at the James T. Vaughn Detention Center for his alleged participation in a string of armed robberies in Delaware and the Maryland Eastern Shore between October and December of last year.
Chronology of Upper Shore robberies last fall:
Oct. 26 – Back 50 in Kingstown
Nov. 6 – Domino’s Chestertown
Nov. 11 – Farm Stores Chestertown
Nov. 18 – Domino’s Centreville
Nov. 25 – 7-11 Easton
Nov. 25 – 7-11 Centreville
Nov. 28 – Domino’s Easton