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Suspect Indicted in Officer Noah Leotta's Death; Press Conference Tomorrow

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 11, 2016

UPDATE:Luis Gustavo Reluzco had a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .22 when he struck Officer Noah Leotta.

This morning, the sitting Montgomery County Grand Jury indicted* Luis Gustavo Reluzco, age 47, of Rolling Meadow Way in Olney, for striking and killing Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta.  Reluzco has been indicted on the following two charges: manslaughter by automobile and failure to make a lane change or slow to a reasonable or prudent speed upon approach of an emergency vehicle on a highway (commonly referred to as the "Move Over Law" - Maryland Transportation Article 21-405).  Luis Gustavo Reluzco had a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .22 when he struck Officer Noah Leotta.

At approximately 1:05 p.m. today, Reluzco turned himself in at the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office; Reluzco was accompanied by his attorney.  Reluzco was transported to the Central Processing Unit.  Bond information is not available at this time.

Tomorrow, February 12 at 2:00 p.m., Chief Tom Manger and State's Attorney John McCarthy will hold a press conference in the lobby of the Montgomery County Circuit Court Building (50 Maryland Avenue in Rockville) regarding the collision that led to Officer Noah Leotta's death.  Chief Manger and State's Attorney John McCarthy will brief members of the media and the public.  Mr. McCarthy will speak only about bond and indictment information and the court process.  Officer Noah Leotta's parents, Richard Leotta and Marcia Goldman, will be in attendance and Mr. Leotta and other family members may speak.

No additional information regarding the collision or investigation will be released prior to the press conference.

*N.B. An indictment is not a finding of guilt.  It is merely a formal charge until and if the defendant is found guilty in a future judicial proceeding.  All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Public Information Office Information



Montgomery County Police Department - Public Information Office

Phone: 240-773-5030, press option 4 to speak with a Public Information Officer

Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office - Spokesperson Ramon Korionoff

Phone: 240-777-7397

Email: Ramon.Korionoff@montgomerycountymd.gov

Previous Press Releases:

Chief Manger Urges Residents to Contact Elected Officials to Support Noah's Law and Additional DUI Bills

MEDIA ADVISORY: Chief Manger and Parents of Officer Noah Leotta to Speak on MADD’s Legislative Priority for Ignition Interlock Law

Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta – End of Watch: December 10, 2015

Officer Struck by Suspected DUI Driver; Remains in Critical Condition

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Release ID: 16-028
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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