The felony theft trial of former Clay Central Everly school superintendent Monte Montgomery has been delayed.
Montgomery was to go on trial Tuesday for first-degree theft, a class “C” felony… but court records indicate the trial has been delayed to October ninth in Clay County District Court. A pre-trial hearing has been scheduled for September sixth.
The charges against the 49-year-old Montgomery of Royal stem from a joint investigation by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. The investigation revealed between July of 2005 and November of 2010, over 47-thousand dollars was misappropriated from the Clay Central Everly district. Montgomery is accused of receiving improper disbursements as a result of his use of a school credit card. Montgomery resigned as superintendent in November of 2010.