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Mar 13, 2014 7:37 PM by Joanna Wise

Pueblo Police have person of interest in the hit and run crash

PUEBLO, Colo. -- Pueblo Police say they have a person of interest in the hit and run crash that occurred Tuesday night.

They executed a search warrant at his home early Wednesday afternoon.

Police say Christy Marlett, a Pueblo defense attorney, reported her car stolen after police tracked the vehicle from the crime scene back to her.

Now, police say Marlett has ties to the person of interest. They're married.

According to records from the Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder's office, Marlett married Victor Montour, 31, in 2013.

We've taken a look into Montour's past and he's been in trouble with the law before.

Court documents show in the past year, he was arrested on multiple serious traffic offenses. In July, Montour was arrested for driving under the influence, and driving under a suspended license. Both were dismissed by the district attorney's office.

In October, Montour was arrested for a DUI, careless driving and driving under a suspended license. He pleaded guilty to the DUI. The other charges were dismissed.

One month later, he was involved in another traffic accident. He was arrested for driving on a suspended license and for leaving the scene.

Here's what police have to say about today's search:

"We did gather items of evidence. We really can't go into detail of what those are. We'll process that we'll continue the course of our investigation trying to put together the pieces of evidence, then see where they lead us as far as whether this is the actual suspect or just a person of interest," said Sgt. Chris Noller with the Pueblo Police Department.

The search stems from the accident on Tuesday night. A car slammed into a home along Hollywood and Ivywood.

46-year-old Johnnie Hagerman was killed when he was crushed by the car. Another person in the home was sent to the hospital.

Police say they are looking into the stolen vehicle report.

 

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