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Sheridan Simms accused of abandoning young children, helping Donald Cooper Jr. flee state

Sheridan Charlene Simms, 30, is wanted by Minot police on charges that she abandoned four young children and that she helped Donald Lee Cooper Jr. flee the state after the shooting death in Minot on Jan. 12 of Dominick Stephens.

Cooper is one of three men who have been charged in connection with the murder of Stephens. He is still wanted by police. The other two co-defendants, Marcus Jermaine Lee, 22, and Michael Lamart Dennis II, 24, are in custody. Lee has pleaded guilty to Class A felony accomplice to murder; Dennis is charged with Class AA felony accomplice to murder, Class A felony attempted murder, Class C felony reckless endangerment, and Class C felony terrorizing.

Simms is charged with Class C felony hindering law enforcement and Class C felony child neglect.

According to the complaint in the case filed with the North Central District Court, Simms abandoned girls ages 13, 7, and 3 and a 6-year-old boy.

Police have said they don’t believe Simms is in Minot any longer but they cannot verify that information. Police are seeking information regarding her whereabouts.

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