Tim Norman arrest: A look at past legal issues, where is Welcome to Sweetie Pie's star Robbie Montgomery now?

According to the complaint, Norman indulged in a conspiracy with an exotic dancer named Terica Ellis in the 2016 conspiracy killing of 18-year-old nephew Andre Montgomery

Tim Norman arrest: A look at past legal issues, where is Welcome to Sweetie Pie's star Robbie Montgomery now?
Lil Charles, Tim Norman and Miss Robbie Montgomery (Getty Images)
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'Sweetie Pie' fame actor James Timothy Norman has been arrested after a federal complaint from August 11, 2020, alleged he was involved in the 2016 conspiracy killing of his 18-year-old nephew Andre Montgomery. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Norman was raised by his mother and legendary restaurant owner, Robbie Montgomery.

The 41-year-old — who starred on the popular OWN reality series ‘Welcome to Sweetie Pie's’ with his mother and family — has been charged with conspiracy to use interstate commerce facilities in the commission of a murder-for-hire, which led to death, as per a WAPT report. According to the complaint, Norman indulged in a conspiracy with an exotic dancer named Terica Ellis and others to use a facility of interstate commerce, namely, a cellular telephone, to commit a murder-for-hire in exchange for United States currency, which was in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1958.

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Moreover, the WAPT report says that Norman secured a $450,000 life insurance policy in 2014 for his nephew of which he was the sole beneficiary. Ellis, who resides in Memphis, Tennessee told Montgomery that she was planning to be in St. Louis, Missouri and Norman flew to the city from his Los Angeles home the day before the murder — which was March 13, 2016.

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Tim Norman (Madison County, Mississippi Detention Center)

As per the same report, Ellis and Norman spoke to each other on March 14 using temporary phones activated that day and Ellis found out Norman's physical location. At approximately 8.02 pm, Andre was shot dead at 3964 Natural Bridge Avenue in the City of St. Louis. Reportedly, Ellis was close to the murder spot as per her phone location information. Soon after, Ellis called Norman and then traveled to Memphis, Tennessee. Not just that, police have found that Ellis deposited over $9,000 in cash into various bank accounts in the days after the murder.

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Norman then reached out to the life insurance company on March 21, 2016, in an attempt to collect the policy he had obtained on his nephew. On August 18, 2020, Norman was arrested at his home in Jackson, Mississippi and court records say he had a dispute with his mother over money after she sued him for opening restaurants under the Sweetie Pie's brand without her permission.

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Crediting the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI, United States Attorney Jeff Jensen said, “The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Section and FBI have established a dedicated and effective partnership in this extensive investigation.” Reportedly, the arrests are part of Operation LeGend which is a federal partnership with local law enforcement to address the increase in homicides and violent crime in St. Louis in 2020.

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Robbie Montgomery attends the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 25, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

Norman's public spat with his mother took a messy turn. As per Celebrity Net Worth, the entrepreneur, musician, and reality television personality is worth $500,000. The same report alleges that he also had quite a few legal issues during his teenage years and allegedly served a ten-year prison sentence for armed robbery. 

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After his release from prison, he began working for the family business, The Original Sweetie Pie's and took over the management of Sweetie Pie's at the Mangrove. Meanwhile, his mother opened a new business, The Upper Crust. As per The Blast, he was sued in 2019 after Kinsinger Properties accused him of breaching the agreement and claimed he owed a total of $254,019.76 in back rent and other unpaid fees. As per River Front Times, he is being held without bond at a jail in Madison County, Mississippi and the case is being investigated by St. Louis police and the FBI.

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No sooner did the news hit social media, people couldn't help but wonder how his mom — who is lovingly known as Miss Robbie — would have felt. "Poor Miss Robbie! This is heartbreaking because she took Andre in to help him get on his feet. And her own son his uncle plotted to kill him for $450,000.00! Damn it be your own people," one tweet read and another said, "Miss Robbie was hurting and walking with the person that conspired to kill her grandson. When I say family will hurt you like no other and I’m praying for Miss Robbie because I know her she is hurting by this."

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One tweet said, "The way Tim was acting while they were talking about Andre’s death......yeah, he killed him. And now, Miss Robbie has to deal with her only son being in jail forever," and another read, "Someone check on Miss Robbie! She already had one of her lungs collapse when she was with the Ikettes." Another Twitter user said, "Someone tell @OWNTV to get the cameras rolling! Sweetie Pies needs a new season. Miss Robbie was just cussing Janae out last month on her IG because she hasn’t seen her grandson."

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While there has been no official statement from Robbie, fans hope that the news hasn't affected her health. 

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