Sweetie Pie’s Owner Arrested In Charge of murder-for-hire Case
41-year-old James Timothy Norman, Sweetie Pie’s owner, arrested by police Tuesday morning in Jackson in charge of a murder-for-hire plot that resulted in the death of his nephew.
Actually, the Sweetie Pie’s owner of Jackson, Mississippi, was charged by a federal complaint on August 11, 2020, for his alleged involvement in a murder-for-hire plot, but he was held this morning in Jackson, Mississippi.
The complaint claims, Norman joined Terica Ellis and others to use interstate commerce facilities, namely, a cellular telephone in the commission of a murder-for-hire in exchange for United States currency, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1958.
Sweetie Pie’s owner is currently being held in the Madison County Detention Center.
Sweetie Pie’s owner arrested, but on what evidence?
Federal officials claim that in 2014, Norman received a $450,000 life insurance policy on his nephew, 18-year-old Andre Montgomery, as Norman was the sole beneficiary.
In the days before Montgomery’s murder, an exotic dancer named Ellis, living in Memphis, Tennessee, connected with Montgomery and told him that she would be in St. Louis.
On March 13, 2016, the day leading up to Montgomery’s murder, Norman traveled to St. Louis, Missouri, from Los Angeles, California.
One day later, Ellis and Norman communicated using temporary phones to activate the day. Ellis additionally used the temporary phone to communicate with Montgomery and learn his location. Shortly after receiving Montgomery’s location, Ellis called to Norman.
AND BOOM, at about 8:00 p.m. the same day, Montgomery was fatally shot. And as expected Ellis’s phone location data shows she was in the area of the murder at the time of the shooting.
Poor young Montgomery was shot and killed at 3964 Natural Bridge Avenue in the City of St. Louis, On March 14, 2016, around 8:02 p.m.
The complaint added “Despite several additional efforts to collect on the policy since Montgomery’s murder, Foresters has yet to pay out on the policy due to Norman’s failure to provide several requested documents,”
Sweetie Pie’s owner’s assistant was charged too
Soon after Montgomery’s suspicious death, Ellis moved to Memphis, Tennessee.
And finally, the story of the murder complicated when Ellis deposited over $9,000 in cash into various bank accounts just the days after the shooting, no one will believe this is completely coincidental.
Terica Ellis was charged too.
On March 21, the evil uncle communicated the life insurance company to get the life insurance policy he had obtained on his nephew.
However, a criminal accusation is only an accusation and the defendants will be considered innocent till proven guilty in a court of law.
Investigation on this charge is ongoing by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Section and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Good to know, these arrestments are part of Operation LeGend, a federal partnership with local law enforcement to address the rise in killings and violent crime in St. Louis in 2020.
Who is James Timothy Norman, Sweetie Pie’s owner?
James Timothy Norman, 41, of Jackson, Mississippi, is the son of Robbie Montgomery, reality TV star and owner of Sweetie Pie’s.
The nephew, late Andre Montgomery, was Robbie Montgomery’s grandson. Her show, “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s,” aired for five seasons that began in 2011.
Andre Montgomery and his killer, Norman, was on “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.” Robbie Montgomery accused Norman in 2016, maintaining his operation of three Sweetie Pie’s restaurants was a copyright infringement.
Norman, grandson of Ora Gray and James Montgomery has a little son, Timmy Norman.
A spokesperson for Norman did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. It was not immediately clear if Ellis and Norman have obtained legal representation.