Inmate awaiting trial found stabbed to death in detention center cell

September 14, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A man awaiting trial for murder was found stabbed to death yesterday morning in his cell at Baltimore City Detention Center, said a spokesman for the state police, the agency heading the investigation.

Pete Peringer, the spokesman, said the state-run center in the 400 block of E. Eager St. will remain in a lockdown while authorities seek a suspect and weapon.

During a lockdown, inmates are confined to their cells, he said.

Peringer said correctional officers found Scott P. Montague, 20, in his cell about 10: 20 a.m., bleeding from multiple stab wounds. He said Montague was pronounced dead at the scene.

City police said Montague, of the 800 block of N. Bentalou St., was arrested in December by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder in the shooting of Rudolph Riddick, 20, in the 700 block of N. Monroe St. on Aug. 3, 1997.

Pub Date: 9/14/98

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