Summit County: Landlord pulls gun on tenant’s friends
February 16, 2013
A man was arrested on menacing charges Thursday after he allegedly pulled a gun and fired a shot at four friends of an individual to whom he rents a residence.
Dale Montagne, 62, is facing four counts of felony menacing/intimidation, one count of first-degree burglary/assault/menacing, one count of prohibited use of weapons and one count of reckless endangerment.
He is being held at the Summit County Jail on a $5,000 bond.
Montagne allegedly pulled a handgun on four people who were gathered in a lockoff unit he owns north of Silverthorne. The resident of the unit, Montagne’s tenant, was reportedly out. Montagne allegedly became angry that the tenant had left friends alone in the unit, saying it violated the lease. The victims reported he drew the gun and fired a shot at one of the visitor’s feet.
The victims left the unit and contacted law enforcement from a gas station in Silverthorne.
If convicted, Montagne could face up to 12 years in prison and a $750,000 fine for the burglary charge and three years in prison and up to $100,000 for each of the menacing charges.