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Court action continued for Montgomery

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Tuesday morning hearing resulted in a continuation for former Clay Central-Everly Superintendent Monte Montgomery, who was charged with first-degree theft, a class C felony, on Feb. 8.

Attorney Randy Sease appeared on Montgomery's behalf and requested a continuation of the pre-trial conference and scheduled trial, along with Clay County Attorney Mike Houchins.

A pretrial hearing is now scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on July 3, with a jury trial following at 9:30 a.m. on August 7.

In addition, District 3A Judge Don Courtney ordered a pre-plea, pre-sentence investigation be filed by the Third Judicial Department of Corrections by June 29.

Montgomery, 49, of Royal, was charged following an investigation by the Clay County Sheriff's Office and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation into funds allegedly misappropriated from the CC-E school district.

According to the investigation, a total of $47,802.71 was misappropriated between July 1, 2005, and Nov. 30, 2010. Montgomery is accused of receiving improper disbursements using the district's credit card.

He has pled not guilty and waived his right of a speedy trial.

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