2 indicted for murder


Michael and Kayla Curtis arraigned

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]



Michael Curtis


Kayla Curtis


A Harlan couple arrested in March have been indicted for murder.

Michael Curtis, 26, and Kayla Curtis, 30, were indicted by the grand jury April 18 on charges including murder. The pair was arraigned in Harlan Circuit Court on April 21.

According to indictments, Michael and Kayla Curtis engaged in conduct which created a grave risk of death to Tommy Ingersoll, causing his death.

According to a previous report, Kentucky State Police Det. Kevin Miller arrested Michael Curtis, 26, of 540 Mountain Oaks Drive, Cawood, and charged him with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse on March 22. Miller charged Kayla Curtis, 30, of Cawood, with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse on March 23.

The state police opened a missing person’s case on Ingersoll on March 10 after his father reported him missing. Ingersoll was last seen at the Shell station in Baxter. Police said he left his home to go for a walk and has not been seen since.

According to a press release, Kentucky State Police Post 10 received information at approximately 11:30 a.m. on March 22 about possible human remains located in a wooded area off of Mountain Oaks Subdivision. Mountain Oaks Subdivision is located near the Cawood community. KSP troopers, detectives, and Harlan County Coroner Philip Bianchi and Deputy Coroner Jim Rich responded to the scene.

Michael Curtis was indicted for murder, kidnapping with serious physical injury, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.

Kayla Curtis was indicted for murder, kidnapping with serious physical injury, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.

Both are lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on $750,000 full cash bonds. They are both scheduled for a pre-trial conference in Harlan Circuit Court on June 15.

Reach Joe P. Asher at 606-909-4132 or on Twitter @joe_hde.

Michael Curtis
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Kayla Curtis
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Michael and Kayla Curtis arraigned

By Joe P. Asher

[email protected]

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