APACHE JUNCTION — Timothy Guy Montgomery, 52, of Apache Junction remains in the Pinal County Adult Detention Center on $100,000 bond after he was arrested for a drive-by shooting on Christmas Eve.

Apache Junction Police said officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of West Manzanita Street just after 8 p.m. Christmas Eve.

A man called the 911 center and reported Montgomery fired several gunshots at him and drove away in a white Dodge truck.

Police arrived at the scene and identified two people whom Montgomery allegedly fired upon.

“Both subjects stated that Timothy (Montgomery) fired shots at them with a gun while they were in front of the residence,” a police probable cause statement reads.

Police searched the area and found two small expended shell casings.

“A bullet was also located that struck a mailbox near where one of the men was standing when Timothy (Montgomery) fired shots at him,” the officer wrote in the report.

During the investigation it was also determined that the two men who were fired upon were also involved in an assault incident involving Montgomery at Lucky Strikes Bar, and they provided police with documentation about the assault.

AJPD determined Montgomery's address and went to his home and arrested him within an hour of the alleged shooting incident. He was transported to the AJPD station, where he declined to answer any questions, according to police documents.

“A firearm was located in Timothy's (Montgomery) vehicle consistent with the shell casings,” the police report states.

On Jan. 3, Montgomery was indicted by a Pinal County grand jury on two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of drive-by shooting and one count of misconduct involving weapons. He remains in the county jail pending the posting of a $100,000 secured bond.

Montgomery was arraigned on the charges Jan. 10 and he is scheduled for a pretrial hearing in Superior Court on Jan. 24.


Jim Headley is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and justice around Pinal County. He can be reached at jheadley@pinalcentral.com.