Lincoln County Man Pleads Not Guilty to Homicide Charges

Johnny Glen Anthony Jr. accused of driving under the influence last summer and getting into a crash that killed 67-year-old Libby man

By Justin Franz

A Lincoln County man accused of driving drunk last summer and getting into a wreck that killed his passenger pleaded not guilty to homicide charges.

Johnny Glen Anthony Jr. appeared in Lincoln County District Court on Monday for charges of felony vehicular homicide while under the influence and negligent homicide in the August 2015 death of 67-year-old Jon Douglas Reynolds.

According to 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. 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 released on a $25,000 bond following an initial appearance. His arraignment was on Feb. 29. He is currently scheduled to go on trial in September.

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


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