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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

CRTMTNAL

DMSTON

DCTN: U160109E4
Lockup No: 36

COMPLAINT
District of Columbia

Case No:

ss:

Name: Charles Sims

Defendant's

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(MI)

(Firs0

Also Known As:

Address:

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5199948

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(PDD)

(Last)

Charles Sims

(l'irst)
13,19

(Middlc)

(Last)

RIDGE PL SE, WASHINGTON DC

Charles Sims, r,r ithin thc District of Columbia- whilc armcd rvith a firsarms. in pcrpctrating and attempting to
pcrpetrate the crime ofmurderkilled Arthur Earl Baldwin Jr. by shooting him with firearms on or about December 15,
2015, thereb.v causing injuries fiom rvhich Arthur Earl Baldrvin Jr. died on or about December 15, 2015 (First
Degree Murder While Armed - Felony Murder, in violation of 22 D.C. Code, Sections 2101,4502 (2001

ed.))

Co-Defendants:

-=<"=4-Subscribed and sworn to before me

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(Judsc) (Dcputy Clc*)

WARRANT
To The Uniled Stales Ma6hal or any o,hu aulhoized

lednal olJicct or

rhe Chicf ol Policc of thc Disttict of Colambiq:

WHEREAS the foregoing complaint and affidavit supporting the allegations thereofhave been submitted, and there appearing probable cause and reasonable grounds for the issuance of an arrest warrant

for
YOU ARE THERET-ORE COI{MANDED TO BRING THE DEFENDANT BEFORE SAID COURTOR
OTHER PERSON ENUMERATED IN I8 U.S.C.3041 forthwith to answer said charge.
Issued
Judgc

Title 16:

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Sex: Male

Rule 105:

DOII: 05/31/1986

Suprior

Co{ri ofthe Dlstri.t ofColtrmbia

Judge:

CCN: 15199948

PDID:572460
Badge No.:

Papering Officer:

OFFICER MUS'I' EXECI]TE RETURN


Oflicer's Name:

Date / Time:

AUSA Signature:

Fel.

April

19, 2016

AFTC

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Fel.

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SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COI,UMBIA


CRI}TINAI] DIVISION
UNITAD STATES

Apr. 19,

CIIARI,ES SIMS

2016

1. on Friday/ December 15, 2015, at approximalely 1451 hourB, Ehe Office of the
Unlfied CommunicaEionE !eceLved Ehlee 911 ca1ls for an indi-vlduaL Ehat had been
EhoC ln Ehe 4730 block of Flrst srreer-, souEhweaL. Meanwhile, Officers A. Keels
and M. TyIer of Che Metropoll!.an PolIce Department'a Seventh DlgLrIcL ere
conducclng routine paErol near South Capitol and First Street.6. Southwegt, when
Lhey were summoned by a eltlzen. The citlzerl infolmed Ehe officerE thaE an
lndividual had been Ehot, and wa6 lylng 1n a gragsy area ln the block. ttre
offlcers reEponded to this location oo Lhelr patrol mountain blcycles, and
locaEed the decedeoL, lying prone on Ehe grouod, sufferlng from apparent gunBhot
wounds, The decedenE had a slight Dulse, and shallow breathing. The decedent hras
transport.ed to WashingLon HoapiLal Center, MedSLar., by Dj"Btrict of Columbia Pi.re
and Emergency Medical Service6 Medic 33. All lifesavtng effort6 were exhausted,
and the decedenE ira6 plonounced dead aE 1523 hourg by an attending phyBlclan, The
decedenE }raE identified as Arthur BaLdwin, Jr,, an off-duEy UniLed Seabes Secref
Service Officer, The decedeot's lemains ,rere ulLimately transporEed t.o Ehe
Offlce of the Chief Medical Exaint-aer for the Distrlct of Columbia, where a postmortem examination was conducted. The docEo! conalucting the autopEy deEelmi.ned
trhat the decedent,E death waB cauEed by multiple gunshots, and it. was ruled a
homicide. Three gray bullebB and two bra68 bullets were removed f].om the
decedent'6 body ac the time of the auEopsy, The Deparement of Forensic Sciences
F'ilearms Exaftinatlon Unlt deEermlned EhaE the braEs bu1let.s wele consistent with
eithe! .38 or .35? calibers, while the gray bulLeis were af a .22 cal_lber. The
,22 caLj.bet bul-leL6 were located along the righL side o! the decedenL,s body,
while the .38 or .35? calibe! bullets \dere Iocated 1n the upper teft portlon of
2, Meftbers of Ehe Metropolitan Police Department,s Homl,cide Branch responded to
the scene to conduct an lnvestigat.ion inEo the murder of the decedent,
DeEecLlves observed a gray 2016 NiB6an A1tlma (Mary1and reglEtration of 5BZ309B)
parked on Ehe wesE side of the street, 1n flont of 4133 FirsE Street., SouthwegL.
The trunk of the vhicIe and Ehe front paEsenger door wele open, Detectlves
oberved Lhat the glove box was open and paperE \,rere on the front passenger eeat

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a gray blanket was obEerved on the ground on Lhe passenger slde of the vehlcfe
A t-Ehirtr, and unopened Budvrei6ei beers wele locaEed ln Ehe tlunk, Cellphone
chargers were observed io the vehicle. Damage conEiBtents wlEh that of a bu1let
was observed on Lhe pasEenger 6ide of Lhe vehicle, near the rear wlndow. Ttte
bu11eL did not peneErate the vehicle. A spent bullet \das observed on lhe
eldewalk, in close proximity to the vehlcle. No casings we!e r.ecoveled.
Detectivea learned trhat the decedenE had been operaEing Che Niesan AlLIma.
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3. The decectiveg were informed by first responding offlcels Keels and lyle:
that the decedent was located in a prone poEition, on the gragsy area, in close
proxlmi.ly E.o the wood li.ne, across Ehe sEreet fron Ehe NisBan. A silvex wriE!
wat.ch wa6 located in cl"ose proxj.mity Lo t.he decedent.. Tlrc decedent was not ln
posseaBlon of a wallet. or a cellular phone.4. Your Affiant made conLact with a
9-1-1 calle!, herej-nafter refer.red Eo as, witnegg-1, via Eelephone. Aftei a brief
converEatlon, your aflianE asked the 9-1-1 caller lf IT would come in for an
inEervlew. AfEer some llme, the cal]er came Eo t.he police sEaElon for an
inLerview. tlitneEs-1 inalicaLed UhaE oll the date of Lhe offenEe, 1T wa8 curlous
about the decedent., who was ln a gray car, because he had been parked 1n front of
4733 FirsL StreeE, SouLhwest for about 30-40 minuteB. WitnesB-1 said that IT
conLinued ho look o\.rC tlEough ttre wlndow blinds at. Lhe vehicle, because iL raised
IT'a Euspl-cion, WiEnees-1 lnformed your Afllant that. IT had been looklng ouL of
IT,B erlndow, and obgerved three black maleE walking north 1r1 the 4700 block of
Flrst street, from the dlxectlon of llolleE SEreeE, SouthvJeEt.. The males looked at
the decedent'6 vehlcLe, and conEinued to walk norLhbound. wiLness-1 said that. Ehe
decealent wae sitting lnside of bhe vehlcle, Wi.thln a few nlnutes, Witness-1
obEenred the three malea return to the deeedent'9 car. One of lhe malee (Suspect1) opened bhe dilver elde of the vehlcle, while Suepect-2 opened Ehe front
passenger 6ide. Suapect.-3 Btood by the Erunk, and ultlmately began looklng
through it.. Witness-1 6aid that IT believed that suspect-1" and SuspecE-2 had
pi9to18. Witnese-1 observed Ehe suspects goiog through the decedeot,s vehicle,
while the decedenl ,ras Etill inEide, in the driver,E seat. The BuspecLs were at
Ehe decedent's vehj.cl.e for about 2 Eo 3 minutee, WitnesB-1 obBerved the decedenE

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The eventa and acbs degcribed above occurred pr{mallLy in the Distri.ct of Col.unrbia
lrere commiEted as deecrlbed by defendanL(s) Ii"seed in the caEe caption.
The fol6going slatdEnt

April 1.9,

was dEde under penalty of crhnal pr$ocrluon and punlshfilgnt ror (alse stalenpnts pursuanl to

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exll out. of the vehicle, and Suspecl-1 then ahot hj-m, Wit.nees-1 said that IT
believea thaL 1T heard ttlree gunshoeE. The decedent ran Eo the opposite side of
the sEreet, ln the gra8gy area, and collapEed, The guspectE Lhen ran westbound,
behlnd an apartment. buildj-ng. 1L should be noted Ehat, duri.ng the earlier, brief
Lelephonlc conversaElon wlth WltnesE-1, your affiant recallE that Witness-1
indlcated thac IT had also aeen EuspecE-3 wlth a gun during the incidenL, but
clarifled in the face-to-face lntervlev t.hat IT aaw only 6uapects 1 and 2 wlEh
gune. WiEnesa-L informd your Afflant thaL the j-ndtvldual on the passenger slde
with Ehe black pistol was a black ma1e, rrith a bald head o! 6ho:t hair,
approximately 5'10 inches Lo 5,1llnches in helghE, of a thln build, and
approxi.mat.ely 15-24 years of age.
5, You! Affiant inEerviewed wltnesE 2 and i.riEness 3. These wi.Enesses said thaL
they observed a suspecl shoot the decedent, as he wa6 6rrugg1llrg wlth hlm over a
fi.rearm. Two othe! nales were with thi6 guspect.. The witneEse6 obserwed the
suspect lun t.oward lhe rear of some aparEment buildings, while the decedenE laD
to the oppoiEe side of the EtieeL, and coLtapEed. 9licne6s-3 added that IT
heald one of Ehe malee state, 'give me the gun, before they took off lunning
towarad the rear of the apartment bul1dinq6.
5. DetecE.lve lloward lotervlewed witness 4. Witnesa 4 infol:med Ehe det.ectlve
LhaL IT wa8 leaving the alea of ghe 4700 block of Firat. StreeC, Sout.he,est, and
obeerved a group of three maleg atanding by a red SW. The SUV was parked behtnd
the decedent, B NIEEan Albima.
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April 6, 201"6, your Affiant and DeEecElve Howard interviewed Witness 5,


IT had j-nformation perEalnlng Co t.he murder of Ehe decedent, who IT
heard from the newa wag a SecreE Servlce offlce!.
Witness 5 iniCiaily infofired
your AffianE thaL IT !,ras not pte6ent fo! the murder, but ulEimately became more
forthcoming, and Eaid EhaE IT was present at. the Eime of the murder and
identifled t.he two people who shot the decedent as Maurice 'Moe, Bellamy and
Charleg ,CharLiei Sins.8. Wiloess-5 sald EhaC Maruice Bellany approached IT, and
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who Eald thaL

The events and acEs described above occurled primarily in the Di6tr:1cL o! Colr.rrnbla and
weie commlt.ted as deEcrlbed by defend,ant is) 116ted ln the caEe caption.
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lnfomed IT EhaE anoEher lndlvtdual wanEed them to "pul1 a mover' (sLreet Jargon
for a robbery) . wlLness 5 then spoke wlth lhe individual who had requested that
Ehey "pu1l a move." In BubsLance, Ehis Lndividual totd witness 5 that there qras
a guy ln a 611ver car (the decedent) on Flrst sEreee that he belleved was trying
to purchaBe a large quantlLy of drug6 from a known drug dealer 1n che FirsL
SEreeE area. Be}l,arny and S1m6 were pre8enL aL thls convergatlon. AL Lhe rime,
Bellamy !.ra8 armed with a .38 callber pistol and Slms was armed wlEh a .22 callber
p18. WlEneEs-5 6aid that Maruice Bellamy appioached IT, and lnformed IT that
another lndlvldual lranted them to "pul1 a move' (street Jargon for a robbery) ,
Wit.ness 5 then spoke wi,th the indivldual who had requeBted Chaf they "pull a
mowe." In substance, this indlvidual told wit.nes6 5 thaL Ehere was a guy ln a
s1lver car (the decedent) on First stree! thaL he believed was trying to purchase
a large quantlEy of drugg from a known drug dealer in the Fi.lsLSLleeL area.
Bellamy and Sims were preEent. aE !h1B conversatj-on. At the tlme, Bellamy wa6
armed with a .38 caliber piBtoL and Sims waE armed wlth a ,22 callber pistol,
The indj,viduaL a6ked Wj.LneEs 5, Beflamy and SimB Lo !.ob t.he guy in Lhe silver car
and run him ouC of the area. IL thould be noced that further lnvesblgat.ion would
reveal. that the deqedent waE not io the area Co pulchase drugs but was in Ehe
alea Eo vislE a friend.
9. Witoes6 5 6aid Ehat IT, toge:he! wibh Sims and Bel1amy, walked dowo to Firgt
Stree'-, while Che individual that requested them Eo conduct the robbery dr.ove Eo
Firs! Street and parked behlnd Lhe decedent's vehlcle. wltnesB 5 said thaL
Bel]amy kdocked olr the paasenger Eide wlndow of the d.ecedenL,E car, The decedenL
rolled down hlE wlndow, and Bellamy asked hlm what Lime lt waa and then pointed a
.38 cal"lber pj-sto1 at him. Bellamy then went to Lhe dri.ver 6ide, and opaned lhe
door. Wlbness 5 said thaE IT wenE Ehrough the t.runk of the vehlcle, but iE. was
empty except for perhaps a 6hlrt and some trash. Meanwhile, Slme opened the
pasgenger side door. Witness 5 observed the victin at.tempt tc push Bellamy and
get out of the car. Bellany then shot the decedenE lwice. Sim6, whlle EEanding
on Lhe paEsenger: E.ide of Ehe vehicle then filed his .22 caiiber pistol mulEiple
times at t.he decedent. Witne6s 5 observed the decedent run to the wood-line and
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and acts described above occurred primarity in the Dlstrlct o: ColuNbLa and
(E) llsted in the case capt.ion.

commitEed as deacribed by defendant


The foregoing s lalnEnl w as made undr psnBity of cririn

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