Elderly assaulter gets jail time

By: Eric Laughlin The Press Tribune
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The 91-year-old Roseville man arrested for allegedly trying to kill his 78-year-old wife was sentenced Wednesday to six months in jail. Claude Montgomery will serve 22 more days behind bars, since he’s been jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail since his October arrest. He served a total of 102 actual days and was given 56 days credit for good behavior. The sentence came after Montgomery accepted a plea bargain in December that came with the jail time and a felony conviction for assault. The attempted murder charge was dropped as part of the deal. According to reports, Montgomery threatened his wife with a knife as she tried to make an emergency call during a scuffle. The woman sustained minor injuries in the incident. She appeared in court during the sentencing Wednesday, while a representative read a statement saying she “continues to have sleepless nights and anxiety” thinking Montgomery will come back to finish what he started. Placer County District Attorney’s spokesman Art Campos said Montgomery’s family plans to move him to the Bay Area to comply with a restraining order issued to protect the victim.