New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
March 25, 2022

Contact:
Michael S. Garrity, Director of Communications
michael.s.garrity@doj.nh.gov | (603) 931-9375

Jesse O'Neill, Senior Assistant Attorney General
jesse.oneill@doj.nh.gov | (603) 931-0953

Indictments of Adam and Kayla Montgomery

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella and Manchester Police Chief Allen D. Aldenberg announce that Adam Montgomery, age 30, and Kayla Montgomery, age 31, both of Manchester, New Hampshire, have been indicted by the Hillsborough County Grand Jury on charges that were initially brought in January 2022. An indictment is a formal means of charging someone with a felony offense, and it means that a grand jury, after hearing evidence, determined that there was sufficient probable cause for the prosecution to proceed.

Adam Montgomery was indicted on one class B felony charge of Second Degree Assault, alleging that between approximately July 1 and July 22, 2019, at Manchester, he knowingly caused bodily injury to H.M. (DOB 06/07/2014), a child under the age of 13, by striking her in the face. As a class B felony, Second Degree Assault typically carries a maximum prison sentence of 3½–7 years; however, in this case the maximum prison sentence is 10–30 years due to the victim being under 13 years of age.

Kayla Montgomery was indicted on one class A felony charge of Theft by Deception, alleging that between approximately November 30, 2019, and June 2, 2021, at Manchester, pursuant to one scheme or course of conduct, she obtained or exercised control over property of another by deception and with a purpose to deprive him thereof, said property having a value in excess of $1,500. Specifically, the indictment alleges that on various occasions between approximately November 30, 2019, and June 2, 2021, Ms. Montgomery represented to NH DHHS that H.M. (DOB 06/07/2014) was a member of Ms. Montgomery's household despite H.M. not being a member of Ms. Montgomery's household during that time period, resulting in Ms. Montgomery receiving benefits for H.M. in excess of $1,500 for that time period. As a class A felony, this charge carries a maximum prison sentence of 7½–15 years.

Both cases are next scheduled for dispositional conferences at the Hillsborough Superior Court Northern District in Manchester. Kayla Montgomery's case is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on April 7, 2022, and Adam Montgomery's case is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on June 28, 2022. Both Adam and Kayla Montgomery are currently incarcerated at the Hillsborough County House of Corrections.

The search for Harmony Montgomery continues, and officials request the public's assistance with locating her. Anyone with information regarding her disappearance or current whereabouts is asked to call the Manchester Police Department's 24-hour Harmony Montgomery tip line at (603) 203-6060.

The charges and allegations against Adam and Kayla Montgomery are merely accusations, and both are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658