Former Permian Basketball Player Could Receive Court Appointed Attorney This Week

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Continuing coverage as the man who lied about his age to play basketball at Permian High is one step closer to getting an attorney.

This weekend, an Odessa Judge tells NewsWest 9, 22-year-old Guerdwich Montimer could get a court appointed attorney as soon as this week.

Montimer has been to jail three times this month.

For almost two weeks, he had declined any representation until now.

Guerdwich Montimer remains in the Ector County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

On Saturday, Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Woody Kupper says Montimer signed the documents he needs to receive a court-appointed attorney.

Montimer is facing several charges including sexual assault, tampering with government documents and presenting false identification to a peace officer.

The most recent charge came after a local teen claimed the 22-year-old had sex with her when she was 15.

Montimer had originally moved to Florida from Haiti then passed himself off as a 16-year-old Sophomore at Permian High.