MAYVILLE – A Jamestown man charged in connection with a Sherman murder will appear in court for a conference on Apr. 13, according to the Chautauqua County Court.
A court clerk told WNYNewsNow that Julio E. Montanez, 25, was indicted on charges of second-degree murder and two counts of second-degree attempted murder. Montanez was previously charged with first-degree manslaughter by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, who say Montanez allegedly shot and killed Justin M. Gibbons, 29, of Mayville, following a dispute in an alleyway near 114 W. Main St. just after 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 6.
Gibbons was shot multiple times while he was attempting to flee the area in a vehicle, investigators said.
He was transported to Westfield Memorial Hospital by the Sherman Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance where he was later pronounced dead.
Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson previously confirmed to WNYNewsNow that Montanez appeared in Town of Sherman Court for a preliminary hearing in front of Judge Douglas Neal. Swanson said Montanez was held over for grand jury action, but couldn’t discuss specifics of the case.
The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Chautauqua County District Attorney, the Chautauqua County Forensic Investigation Team, the Sherman Volunteer Fire Department, New York State Police and the Chautauqua County Coroners Office.
According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office inmate list, Montanez is currently in county jail on $250,000.