Harmony Montgomery’s father, Adam Montgomery, has been arrested.
It comes days after it emerged the seven-year-old had been reported missing two years after she is believed to have vanished.
Investigators have reportedly announced that the 31-year-old was taken into custody on January 4, in Manchester, New Hampshire.
It’s believed that the father has been charged with ‘one felony count of second-degree assault’ in relation to his daughter. As well as this, he’s also been charged with a ‘misdemeanour charge of interference with custody,’ and a following ‘two misdemeanour charges of endangering a child’s welfare’.
Despite the arrest, the search for the child – who is believed to have last been seen in October 2019 when she was just five years old – continues.
Earlier this week, a news release confirmed that officers are looking for Montgomery ‘non-stop’.
Discussing the high-profile case, Chief Allen D Aldenberg said: “At this time I have dedicated all available resources and personnel to locating Harmony.
“I encourage anyone to contact the Manchester Police Department with any relevant information which will help us in locating Harmony.”
He added: “I don’t care if you saw this young girl a year ago and you think it’s irrelevant – call us.”
According to WMUR-TV, the police are in contact with the rest of Montgomery’s family, but still are looking for tips from the public.
The child’s National Center for Missing and Exploited Children profile reveals that the girl is four feet tall, weighs around 50 pounds, and has blonde hair and blue eyes.
It’s believed that she is blind in her right eye, and wears glasses.
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