Chastain Montgomery, Sr. was indicted on 6 counts for the fatal shooting at a Henning Post Office last year that killed two women, the U.S. Attorney for West Tennessee announced Thursday.
Sources told FOX13 Chastain Montgomery, Sr. confessed to the murders when he was arrested for charging onto a crime scene where his son was killed in a police shootout.
33-year old Paula Robinson and 58-year old Judy Spray were both shot and killed in the October postal shooting.
Montgomery is charged with two counts each of Unlawfully killing an employee of the United States and Unlawfully causing the death of a person for both Robinson and Spray. He's also indicted with one count Robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count Using a firearm in relation to a crime of violence. The indictment states Montgomery committed the murders during a robbery of the post office with his son.
On February 14, Chastain Montgomery, Jr. stole a white 2008 Chevrolet Z-71 in Nashville. Police say the 18 year old initially refused to stop, but pulled over at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 70 in Mason. He exited the vehicle and immediately started shooting. The officer returned fire, killing him.
"While we were working the crime scene, a subject charged under the yellow line, refused to stop when officers ordered him to stop," said Donna Turner with the Tipton County Sheriff's Office. "He had to be physically stopped before he got to a running vehicle inside the crime scene."
Montgomery Sr. was charged with charging the crime scene, tampering with evidence and resisting arrest. Police say he is also guilty of harboring a fugitive, his son Chastain Montgomery, Jr., and being in possession of stolen property, since they found dye stained money on him and his son's body.
Montgomery Sr. is currently being held at the Tipton County Jail. If convicted for the postal shooting, he faces life in prison or the death penalty.
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