UPDATE, Feb. 19 | Charles Baldwin Jr. was taken into custody Friday morning. He is charged with second-degree murder and being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond.
ORIGINAL STORY, Feb. 16 | Belton police still are searching for a man who has now been charged in a homicide that occurred last week.
Charles E. Baldwin Jr., 38, faces the following charges in connection to the Feb. 12 death of 39-year-old Christopher Bell in Cass County:
- Armed criminal action;
- Unlawful use of a weapon;
- Felon in possession of a weapon.
Baldwin is 6 feet tall and weighs 160 pounds. He has tattoos on his neck and face, including a “Gucci” tattoo above his right eye. Belton police said he drives a red BMW Sedan.
Baldwin is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact Belton police at 816-331-1500 or the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
Editor’s note: 41 Action News is publishing Charles Baldwin’s photo because police are actively looking for him in connection to a crime.
For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at P3Tips.com.