Bench Warrant Issued for Defendant’s Arrest After Failure to Appear

A DC Superior Court judge issued a warrant for the arrest of a defendant who did not show up to her hearing. 

Charlie Tilgman, 31, was scheduled to come before the court on July 29 to address three cases she has picked up from October of 2019 to May. 

Tilgman is charged with misdemeanor simple assault, possession of cocaine and possession of a prohibited weapon. Her assault and weapons charges stem from a single incident in May, in which she allegedly attacked a man with a brick before kicking and spitting in the eye of Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers upon her arrest. 

Thomas Key, Tilgman’s attorney, told Judge John Campbell that his client is homeless and that he has not been able to contact her.

The Pretrial Services Agency (PSA) filed notices of noncompliance on both June 12 and July 10. Tilgman’s July 29 hearing had been scheduled to address the noncompliance notices for all three cases.