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Arrest made in deadly Pueblo hit-and-run crash

By Michelle San Miguel, Multimedia Journalist - Pueblo Chieftain Bureau/Telemundo Anchor, michelle.sanmiguel@krdo.com
Published On: Apr 30 2014 02:23:20 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 30 2014 11:37:53 PM CDT

Arrest made in deadly Pueblo hit and run

PUEBLO, Colo. -

Pueblo police arrested a man in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash in which a car plowed into a house.

Police said Victor Montour, 31, crashed a white Jaguar into a home on the 1900 block of Hollywood Drive and fled the scene. The crash killed Johnnie Hagerman, 46, and injured his wife, Lori.

Montour's wife, Christy Marlett, owned the Jaguar. She's an attorney in Pueblo.

According to an arrest affidavit obtained by KRDO NewsChannel 13, officers went to the home on March 11, the night of the crash. They asked Marlett if she owned a Jaguar and who was driving it. She replied, "Nobody, why is it not here?" The affidavit goes on to state that Marlett remarked, "Well, it looks like I need to file a police report for my stolen vehicle."

The affidavit states that Montour replied, "Our car is gone, dang it, that's messed up." The officer wrote in the report that it appeared Marlett and Montour were "coaching each other as they spoke."

Two days after the crash, only KRDO NewsChannel 13 was there as police searched Montour's home, walking away with several bags of evidence. According to the affidavit, police obtained several bags of evidence, including a computer, several cellphones and clothing.

Police say Montour was already in jail when police executed the search warrant Wednesday. Montour was serving 60 days on unrelated charges for violating his probation. Once that sentence is over, Montour can then decide to bond out of jail. He's being held on a $100,000 bond.

Montour faces a felony charge for failure to remain at the scene or give information and/or aid after accident involving death. 

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