SPRING VALLEY, Ohio (WDTN) – 2 NEWS has confirmed police activity in the 2300 block of Schnebly Road in Spring Valley.
2 NEWS reached out to the Greene County Sheriff’s Department and they tell us an FBI investigation is underway.
The FBI released a statement to 2 NEWS which said only, “The FBI, ATF and our partners are conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity in the area.”
Sheriff Deputies have closed the Schnebly Road at OH-725.
Property record from the Greene County Auditor’s Office show Joel B. Montgomery owns the property being searched. Records from the county jail show 48-year-old Joel B. Montgomery is being held on federal charges in the Montgomery County Jail.
2 NEWS has confirmed Montgomery is the man in jail on federal charges.
In June 2015, 170 guns were seized from this same location and part of an investigation into shots being fired in the neighborhood. The nature of Thursday’s investigation is not known at this time.
The attorney who represented Montgomery in a lawsuit filed in 2015 over the incident, Tom Merritt, tells 2 NEWS Montgomery is an avid gun collector. Merritt said he has not spoken with Montgomery since his arrest Wednesday.
2 NEWS is continuing to follow this story and we will keep you updated on the latest developments as soon as we learn them.