Fatal hit-run suspect has previous criminal record

Crime

Antonio Trayvontae Montgomery, 20, faces numerous charges

Editor’s Note: The original headline on this story, “Fatal hit-run suspect one of the Tracksuit Bandits” was changed July 19, 2019 after the Portland Police Bureau issued a clarification that Antonio Montgomery was not one of the so-called Tracksuit Bandits. Read that story — “PPB: Manslaughter suspect not a Tracksuit Bandit

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The 20-year-old suspect in Monday’s deadly hit-and-run crash in Southeast Portland was one of 4 people arrested in 2018 and dubbed the Tracksuit Bandits.

Antonio Trayvontae Montgomery was arrested Monday after a crash involving at least 4 cars and killing one person. He then allegedly ran from the scene and was found hiding in a backyard pool cover.

He faces charges of manslaughter, assault, 4 counts of recklessly endangering another person, burglary, reckless driving, and multiple counts of failure to perform the duties of a driver.

Montgomery was previously arrested in 2018 along with Lamarr Juan Luster Jr., Kobe Branden Cordray and Angelo Dewayne Luster. Investigators dubbed them the Tracksuit Bandits after a string of armed robberies in Portland, Milwaukie and Gresham.

The so-called “Tracksuit Bandits” during one of their armed robberies in 2018 (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

Montgomery was arrested on Jan. 12, 2018 during a traffic stop near SE 102nd Avenue and Pine Street. During the arrest, Montgomery was found with 2 firearms and was charged at that time with 2 counts each of unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm in the city of Portland, and carrying concealed.

He pleaded guilty later in the year and now has 2 probation violations associated with the Tracksuit Bandits case.

The other 3 Tracksuit Bandits received lengthy prison sentences.

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