Lincoln County Man Charged with Murder Following Fatal Crash

Man charged with vehicular and negligent homicide seven months after crash left one dead on Yaak River Road

By Justin Franz

A Lincoln County man has been arrested and charged with two counts of murder seven months after a fatal accident on the Yaak River Road killed a 67-year-old Libby man.

Johnny Glen Anthony Jr. faces felony charges of vehicular homicide while under the influence and negligent homicide in the Aug. 8, 2015 death of Jon Douglas Reynolds.

According to a statement from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement received a report of a single vehicle crash on the Yaak River Road north of Troy on Aug. 8, 2015. Emergency responders found a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck off the road about 17 miles north of town. The driver of the vehicle, Anthony Jr., had his seat belt on and survived the crash. The passenger, Reynolds, did not have a seat belt on and was ejected from the vehicle. Anthony Jr. was allegedly under the influence at the time of the wreck and apparently drove off the road.

Anthony Jr. was arrested on Feb. 5 and made an initial appearance in Lincoln County District Court before being released on a $25,000 bond.

If convicted, Anthony Jr. could face up to 50 years in prison.