Property owner arrest prompts FBI search warrant in Greene County

SPRING VALLEY TWP., Greene County — UPDATE @ 1:06 p.m.:

The man listed as the property owner for the residence at the center of an FBI raid today has been arrested on two federal charges, including illegal activity involving weapons and receiving stolen property, according to court and property records.

Joel Montgomery, 48, was arrested Wednesday night and is booked into the Montgomery County Jail on the federal charges, according to court records.


The FBI, ATF and other law enforcement agencies are conducting a court-issued federal search warrant at a home in the 2300 block of Schnebly Road today.

FBI spokesman Todd Lindgren said authorities began searching the residence sometime between 9 and 10 a.m.

The same address was the center of another raid in June 2015, when deputies confiscated an estimated 170 firearms from the residence.

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Lindgren said he could not confirm or deny whether today’s search warrant is in connection to the 2015 case, citing that all court documents connected to today’s incident were under seal in federal court.

Schnebly Road is currently closed in the area of the raid.

The FBI has said they do not have any information at this time to whether any arrests have been made as a result of today’s developments.

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