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Crown Point man pleads to aiding and abetting murder

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A Crown Point resident has pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting murder resulting from the use and carrying of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana is reporting.

Jerome Sims, 54, pleaded guilty to that charge.

“According to documents in the case, Jerome Sims and members of the Two Six gang were involved in a conspiracy to possess and distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. “Sims knew Julio Cartagena owed a drug debt to Jesus Fuentes, a Two Six gang member, and members of his drug trafficking enterprise. Sims agreed to help Fuentes and his associates kidnap Julio Cartagena, so Fuentes could recover his lost money and drugs. On May 16, 2003, Sims made plans with Cartagena to meet at a specified location, and Sims informed Fuentes and his associates of the time and place of the meeting. Fuentes’ associates, while armed with firearms, attempted to kidnap Cartagena, and ended up shooting and killing him.”

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives with the assistance of the East Chicago Police Department.


Posted 1/31/2019




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