Haymaker Assailant Surrenders To Police
The man for whom police have been searching after he punched a cop on the Mott Avenue train platform in April, turned himself in late last week with the help of Congressman Gregory Meeks, according to officials.
Terrell Montgomery, 18, surrendered at Congressman Meeks’ office in Far Rockaway and was taken into custody. Police have been looking for Montgomery in connection with two incidents. In each he is accused of punching a police officer in the face and then fleeing the scene.
Police released a mug shot of him after an August 2 attack on an officer, who was punched in the back of the head as he was trying to arrest two women fighting on Beach Channel Drive and Dix Avenue around 5:43 p.m.
The police officer was on routine patrol and spotted the two women fighting. According to one woman involved in the fight, who asked not to be identified for fear of retribution, told The Wave she was fighting with Montgomery’s sister at the time of the inccident.
“We were fighting, and the girl’s brother came up and punched me,” she said after the incident. “When the cop went to arrest the guy’s sister, he came up and punched the cop from behind.”
Montgomery allegedly hit the police officer on the back of the head and knocked him unconscious. The unidentified cop was initially sent to Peninsula Hospital Center, but was later transferred to Jamaica Hospital and treated for a concussion.
The initial arrest warrant was issued after an April 27 incident on the Mott Avenue A train platform where he allegedly punched a Transit District 23 cop in the face and then fled the scene.
Montgomery was held on $25,000 bail and is due back in court this week. He has been charged with two counts of second and third degree assault which is a D felony and faces up to seve years in prison if convicted, a spokesperson for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.