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Originally published 6-28-21 via Facebook
by the Galt Police Department:
“Javier Montanez, Jr. was convicted by a jury for second degree murder of Clinton Poole. The jury also found true the special allegation that Montanez, Jr. used a knife during the commission of the crime.
His sentencing is scheduled for August 20th, 2021, at 9a.m. He faces a maximum sentence of 16 years in prison.
Fugitive Arrest in 2006 Galt Homicide
On January 06, 2006, Galt Police Officers responded to the 700 block of Moose Creek Way for a reported fight. Upon arrival, the officers found then, 19 year old victim, Clinton Poole, unresponsive with a stab wound. The responding medics declared Clinton Poole, deceased at the scene.
The investigation identified Javier Montanez Jr., who was 18 years old at the time, as the suspect in Clinton Poole’s death. An arrest warrant was obtained through the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office for Javier Montanez Jr. for homicide. Javier Montanez Jr. fled to Mexico and had been a fugitive since 2006.
Over the years, the Galt Police Department has been working with the FBI in attempts to locate Javier Montanez Jr. and return him to Sacramento County to face his charges.
In July of 2018, further leads were developed into Javier Montanez Jr.’s possible location. In September of 2018, the FBI informed the Galt Police Department that Javier Montanez Jr. had been taken into custody and was being detained in a Mexican jail pending the extradition warrants.
Galt Police Detectives worked with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office and the US Attorney’s Office towards obtaining an extradition warrant for the return of Javier Montanez Jr.
On May 14, 2019, FBI Special Agents flew to Mexico to take custody of Javier Montanez Jr.
On May 15, 2019, at approximately noon, FBI Special Agents arrived at the San Francisco International Airport with Javier Montanez Jr., who is now 32 years old. The FBI turned Javier Montanez Jr. over to the custody of Galt Police Detectives who then transported and booked him into the Sacramento County Jail for his outstanding homicide arrest warrant.
The Galt Police Department would like to thank the FBI, and the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, for their continued work on this case throughout the years in an effort to bring closure on behalf of Clinton Poole’s family.”