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SC- Man wanted on sex charge found dead in home


A man wanted on a criminal sexual conduct charge was found dead inside his Ansel Street home Wednesday when Richland County sheriff’s deputies forced their way inside to serve him a warrant, authorities said.

Thomas D. Montgomery, 47, had at least one self-inflicted stab wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:15 p.m., Richland County senior deputy coroner Ted Powell said. An autopsy is scheduled for today.

A fugitive investigator told Montgomery over the phone Wednesday morning that there was a warrant for his arrest, sheriff’s spokeswoman Deputy Monique Mack said.

Montgomery was charged with criminal sexual conduct, accused of sexually assaulting a 47-year-old female acquaintance May 21, Mack said.

He acknowledged his identity over the phone, then hung up, Mack said.

Members of the department’s Fugitive Task Force surrounded the home about 12:15 p.m. to serve the warrant and announced themselves, knocking on the front door and ringing the doorbell, Mack said.

They heard movement inside and waited an hour for Montgomery to come out, Mack said.

“We always like to give them every opportunity to come out before we make entry,” she said.

When he didn’t come out, deputies forced the locked back door and found him dead on a bedroom floor, Mack said.

No one else was inside the home east of Two Notch Road near Pinehurst Park.

Montgomery did not leave a suicide note and deputies had no reason to believe he would harm himself, Mack said. ..Source.. by LEE HIGGINS

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