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27-CR-20-14425 Filed in District Court

State of Minnesota
6/25/2020

State of Minnesota District Court
County of Hennepin 4th Judicial District
Prosecutor File No. 19A14641
Court File No. 27-CR-20-14425

State of Minnesota, COMPLAINT
Plaintiff, Warrant
vs.
TIMOTHY WAYNE COLUMBUS    DOB: 10/17/1983
1918 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Defendant.

The Complainant submits this complaint to the Court and states that there is probable cause to believe
Defendant committed the following offense(s):
COUNT I
Charge: Criminal Sexual Cond-1st Degree-Penetration or Contact with Person Under 13-Actor
>36m older
Minnesota Statute: 609.342.1(a), with reference to: 609.342.2(a), 609.342.2(b), 609.101.2, 609.342.2(c),
609.3455.7, 609.3455.10
Maximum Sentence: 30 YEARS AND/OR $12,000-$40,000, PLUS CONDITIONAL RELEASE
Offense Level: Felony
Offense Date (on or about): 01/01/2015
Control #(ICR#): 19259831
Charge Description: That on or about 1/1/2015, in Hennepin County, Minnesota, TIMOTHY WAYNE
COLUMBUS, born 10/17/1983, engaged in sexual penetration with victim, a person under the age of
thirteen years, and more than thirty-six months younger than TIMOTHY WAYNE COLUMBUS.

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STATEMENT OF PROBABLE CAUSE 6/25/2020

 
Complainant has investigated the facts and circumstances of this offense and believes the following
establishes probable cause:

On August 23, 2019 the Minneapolis Police Department began an investigation into the maltreatment of a
known 11-year old juvenile female, hereinafter, Victim. During the course of the investigation, Victim
reported she had been sexually assaulted by a friend of her family years earlier. Victim believed she was 8
years old at the time. Through investigation, the family friend was identified as TIMOTHY WAYNE
COLUMBUS, DOB: 10/17/83, the Defendant herein. Victim, her parents, grandmother, and Defendant
were all interviewed during the course of the investigation. Police learned the following:

Victim currently lives with her grandmother in Minneapolis, Hennepin County. When she was seven and
eight years old, she lived with her mother next door to her Grandmother. During that time, her mother spent
a lot of time with a friend named "Tim." Victim reported during a CornerHouse interview that "Tim" sexually
assaulted her at her mother's home when she was approximately 8 years old. Victim stated "Tim" laid her
on her couch and held her down as he unbuckled his pants and then pulled down her pants. Victim stated
he then "put his thing inside me." Victim stated "Tim" told her to not tell anyone and continued to penetrate
her. Victim did not tell anyone what happened at that time but years later told a family member. Victim has
not seen "Tim" since the incident. Victim was asked to positively identify a photograph of Defendant. Upon
seeing the photo she had a physical reaction and became extremely upset. Victim was able to share with a
social worker that the photo she saw was of the man who had assaulted her. 

Victim's mother confirmed that Defendant would visit their home frequently and spend time with Victim
during the time period Victim reported the sexual assault occurred. Victim's mother stated she learned
years later that "something happened" to her daughter but she did not know the full details. Defendant
abruptly stopped seeing the family about the same time Victim reported the incident occurred.

Victim's grandmother also confirmed that she believed Defendant had hurt Victim in some way a few years
ago. Victim's grandmother stated that one day when Defendant was leaving her daughter's home she saw
Victim outside and heard Defendant tell Victim "This is our secret." Victim's grandmother thought the
statement was strange and asked Victim about what that meant but Victim did not want to talk about it.

Defendant was interviewed by police during the investigation. Defendant confirmed he knew Victim's
mother and Victim herself. He confirmed he spent time with the family during the time period Victim
described. He also admitted that he abruptly stopped visiting the family a few years ago, though he stated
it was due to a conflict. Defendant denied Victim's report of abuse and stated Victim always really liked
him and he was protective of her in her chaotic home environment at the time.

Defendant has a prior juvenile adjudication for Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Second Degree in court file
80-J8-99-050006. Defendant is a registered predatory offender and has on prior conviction for Failure to
Register 56-K1-04-000407.

Defendant's current whereabouts are known due to his registration requirements. However, due to the
seriousness of this crime and the danger posed to minors in the community, the State requests that this
complaint issue by warrant.

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SIGNATURES AND APPROVALS 6/25/2020

Complainant requests that Defendant, subject to bail or conditions of release, be:
(1) arrested or that other lawful steps be taken to obtain Defendant's appearance in court; or
(2) detained, if already in custody, pending further proceedings; and that said Defendant otherwise
be dealt with according to law.
Complainant declares under penalty of perjury that everything stated in this document is true and
correct. Minn. Stat. § 358.116; Minn. R. Crim. P. 2.01, subds. 1, 2.

Complainant Jonathon Petron Electronically Signed:


Officer 06/25/2020 01:27 PM
350 S 5th St Hennepin County,  Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1389
Badge: 5671

Being authorized to prosecute the offenses charged, I approve this complaint.

Prosecuting Attorney Rachel Kraker Electronically Signed:


300 S 6th St 06/25/2020 12:36 PM
Minneapolis, MN 55487
(612) 348-5550

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27-CR-20-14425 Filed in District Court
State of Minnesota
FINDING OF PROBABLE CAUSE 6/25/2020
From the above sworn facts, and any supporting affidavits or supplemental sworn testimony, I, the Issuing Officer, have
determined that probable cause exists to support, subject to bail or conditions of release where applicable, Defendant’s arrest
or other lawful steps be taken to obtain Defendant’s appearance in court, or Defendant’s detention, if already in custody,
pending further proceedings. Defendant is therefore charged with the above-stated offense(s).

SUMMONS
THEREFORE YOU, THE DEFENDANT, ARE SUMMONED to appear on ________ ___, _____ at _____ AM/PM
before the above-named court at the address listed on the attached court summons to answer this complaint.

IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR in response to this SUMMONS, a WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST shall be issued.

X WARRANT
To the Sheriff of the above-named county; or other person authorized to execute this warrant: I order, in the name of the State
of Minnesota, that the Defendant be apprehended and arrested without delay and brought promptly before the court (if in
session), and if not, before a Judge or Judicial Officer of such court without unnecessary delay, and in any event not later than
36 hours after the arrest or as soon as such Judge or Judicial Officer is available to be dealt with according to law.

Execute in MN Only X Execute Nationwide Execute in Border States

ORDER OF DETENTION
Since the Defendant is already in custody, I order, subject to bail or conditions of release, that the Defendant continue to be
detained pending further proceedings.

Bail:  $500,000.00
Conditions of Release:  No Contact with Victim

This complaint, duly subscribed and sworn to or signed under penalty of perjury, is issued by the undersigned Judicial Officer
as of the following date: June 25, 2020.

Judicial Officer Luis Bartolomei Electronically Signed: 06/25/2020 01:38 PM


District Court Judge

Sworn testimony has been given before the Judicial Officer by the following witnesses:
 

COUNTY OF HENNEPIN
STATE OF MINNESOTA

State of Minnesota
Plaintiff LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER RETURN OF SERVICE
I hereby Certify and Return that I have served a copy of this Warrant
vs. upon the Defendant herein named.
Signature of Authorized Service Agent:
TIMOTHY WAYNE COLUMBUS
Defendant

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DEFENDANT FACT SHEET 6/25/2020

Name: TIMOTHY WAYNE COLUMBUS
DOB: 10/17/1983
Address: 1918 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Alias Names/DOB:
SID:  
Height:
Weight:
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
Gender: MALE
Race: American Indian
Fingerprints Required per Statute: Yes
Fingerprint match to Criminal History Record: No
Driver's License #:  
SILS Person ID #: 539778
SILS Tracking No. 3143337
Alcohol Concentration:

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STATUTE AND OFFENSE GRID 6/25/2020
Cnt Statute Offense Statute Nbrs and Descriptions Offense MOC GOC Controlling Case
Nbr Type Date(s) Level Agencies Numbers

1 Charge 1/1/2015 609.342.1(a) Felony L1071   MN0271100 19259831


Criminal Sexual Cond-1st
Degree-Penetration or Contact with
Person Under 13-Actor >36m older
  Definition 1/1/2015 609.342.2(c)  No-Level  L1071   MN0271100 19259831
Criminal Sexual Conduct-1st
Degree-Subject to conditional release
under section 609.3455
  Definition 1/1/2015 609.3455.7  No-Level  L1071   MN0271100 19259831
Dangerous Sex Offenders - Lifetime
Conditional Release
  Definition 1/1/2015 609.3455.10  No-Level  L1071   MN0271100 19259831
Dangerous Sex Offenders -
Presumptive Executed Sentence for
Repeat Sex Offenders
  Penalty 1/1/2015 609.342.2(a) Felony L1071   MN0271100 19259831
Criminal Sexual Conduct-1st
Degree-Penalty-Stat Max
  Penalty 1/1/2015 609.342.2(b) Felony L1071   MN0271100 19259831
Criminal Sexual Conduct-1st
Degree-Penalty-Presumptive 144 mo.
  Definition 1/1/2015 609.101.2  No-Level  L1071   MN0271100 19259831
Minimum Fines – Victim Assistance
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