Police transport Montez Lavell Wright III back to Arizona
Surprise, AZ (March 10, 2016) On Thursday, March 10, 2016, the Surprise Police Department, with assistance from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, are scheduled to complete the extradition process by transporting Montez Lavell Wright III back to Arizona.
Upon arrival, Wright will be transported and booked into the Maricopa County 4th Avenue Jail for two counts of First Degree Murder, two counts of Armed Robbery, and one count of First Degree Burglary.
The listed criminal charges stem from Wright’s involvement in the shooting deaths of Mrs. Barbara Leslie, a 70 year old Surprise resident, and Mrs. Ruth Schwed, a 75 year old resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Surprise Police are working closely with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office to complete the investigation and want to remind the public this is an active on-going criminal investigation and any details not included in this statement are currently not available for release.