Alert neighbor assists police in arresting a convicted felon

Brad Montgomery

HYANNIS – Barnstable Police report that on Thursday at 11:00 PM, a 52-year-old Hyannis man, out for an evening walk with his dog, observed some suspicious activity. An adult male, later identified as Brad Montgomery, 34, of Maine, was observed walking in the back yards of houses on Chase Street, Hyannis. Montgomery was confronted by the Hyannis man and could provide no reasonable explanation why he was in the area. The Barnstable Police Department was called and several patrol units responded.

Montgomery located near the intersection of Chase Street and Graceada Court. He was was evasive with his answers to basic questions relating to his address and reason he was in the back yard of area homes. He claimed to be from Maine and was visiting a family that lived in the area. He could not provide the exact address, and told police he had no vehicle and was on foot waiting for a taxi cab.

Barnstable Police Officers Spencer Jackson and Thomas Edwards conducted a follow up investigation. It revealed that Montgomery in fact did have an automobile. It was parked on Graceada Court. Located in the vehicle was over 3 ounces of high grade marijuana in a plastic food container, a small plastic gram bag of marijuana, numerous small zip lock gram size plastic bags, and a digital scale.

Police say Montgomery is a convicted felon with an arrest record in five states (Florida, Michigan, Maine, New York, and New Hampshire). His arrest record has numerous arrests for drug related offenses. Those arrests include convictions in Florida for marijuana distribution. He was also arrested for burglary in Florida.

Montgomery was taken into custody and charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class D substance (marijuana). He was transported to the Barnstable Police Department, booked, and held overnight pending arraignment in Barnstable District Court on Friday. The investigation into Montgomery’s background and reason he was in Hyannis is still ongoing.

Media release furnished by Barnstable Police