June 9, 2014
“Repo” of 10-year-old truck turns into alleged murder
Carroll Gregg Jr., 53, faces a charge of second-degree murder.
I shot him . . . . I shot, fell and shot again. It was an accident.
— Defendant’s account, according to arrest warrant
A 23-year-old tow truck driver from Maryland lost his life early Friday morning as he attempted to repossess a vehicle in northern Fauquier County.
Investigators Monday morning released the identity of the murder victim, Junior Jordan Montero of Hyattsville.
Mr. Montero died of a gunshot wound just after midnight Thursday on Conde Road.
Carroll Edward Gregg Jr., 53, of 10038 Conde Road, Marshall, faces a second-degree murder charge.
Mr. Gregg called the shooting “an accident” when sheriff’s Sgt. Darrell Shores reached the scene, according to arrest documents.
A neighbor called 9-1-1 at 12:10 a.m. to report “that she heard gunshots and saw a tow truck drive into the ditch,” Detective Brandon M. Lillard wrote in his report.
Sgt. Shores found “a black tow truck and a dark colored truck down an embankment.”
The deputy soon encountered Mr. Gregg and asked what happened.
“Just an accident,” Mr. Gregg responded, according to the document, which provides this account:
Sgt. Shores asked Mr. Gregg if he drove the tow truck.
No, he replied, pointing to the other vehicle, his 2004 GMC Sierra pickup truck.
The deputy asked about the tow truck driver.
“Mr. Gregg pointed to the tow truck and said, ‘He’s in there dead’,” Detective Lillard wrote.
“I shot him,” the defendant allegedly said. “I shot, fell and shot again. It was an accident.”
Mr. Gregg also told Sgt. Shores that repossessions shouldn’t be allowed “in the middle of the night.”
Mr. Montero worked for a Chantilly towing company called to repossess the vehicle, according to sheriff’s Capt. Charles Bopp.
Appearing briefly by video in Fauquier County General District Court on Friday, Mr. Gregg applied for a court-appointed attorney. Listing his occupation as “laborer,” the defendant said he could not afford to hire legal representation.
He will return to court at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 9.
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nova_gjones · June 16, 2014 at 11:19 am
Shooting a person 2 times just does not fall in the category of "accident".
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