Authorities in New Hampshire announced they’ve arrested the father of missing 7-year-old Harmony Montgomery in connection with an assault against the child more than two years ago.
“Adam Montgomery, age 31, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was arrested on January 4, 2022, in Manchester,” authorities said in a news release issued on Wednesday.
Harmony Montgomery was last seen in 2019 when she was 5 years old but was only reported missing last week, according to local media reports, citing New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella’s office.
Adam Montgomery was arrested on one charge of felony second-degree assault in 2019, Formella’s office said in a release.
“Montgomery’s arrest was pursuant to an arrest warrant for one charge of felony second-degree assault arising from 2019 conduct against Harmony Montgomery, age 7, as well as one misdemeanor charge of interference with custody, and two misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child pertaining to Harmony Montgomery,” the news release stated.
They said that although Montgomery was arrested, officials are still searching for Harmony Montgomery.
“Officials are continuing to search for Harmony and are requesting the public’s assistance in locating her,” the office said.
Harmony Montgomery was last seen at an unspecified Manchester, New Hampshire, residence in October 2019, police told news outlets earlier this week.
They said that the girl is blind in her right eye, wears glasses, has blonde hair and blue eyes, is about 4 feet tall, and weighs about 50 pounds.
It’s not clear why Harmony’s absence went either unreported or unnoticed, officials told news outlets.
Anyone with information about her whereabouts or the case can call or text 603-203-6060.
It’s not clear if Adam Montgomery has an attorney.