Nicholas Lee Curtis, 27, of General Street was arrested on a charge of filing a false report in connection with the murder of Kayla Qualls.
The indictment alleges that Curtis made false statements to Franklin County Sheriff’s Department deputies about not seeing the mother of his children on the morning Nov. 26, 2012. The indictment alleges that he withheld information “with the intent to obstruct or hinder officers from apprehending or locating another person, Michael Curtis, who was suspected of committing” the murder.
The body of the 23-year-old woman was found in a vehicle off of Spring Creek Road in the rear of her SUV. The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head, according to an autopsy by the state medical examiner’s office.
Michael Curtis, the father of Nicholas Curtis, was arrested on Nov. 28, 2012 for the murder of the young mother.
During testimony in a preliminary hearing in Coffee County General Sessions Court, investigators stated that Michael Curtis told them that Qualls upset him and he struck her and knocked her down. He then, according to testimony, dragged her to the back of the house on General Street and struck her in the head with a ball bat.
Investigators allege that he then place her body in the rear of her vehicle and drove her to the wooded area on Spring Creek Road.
Michael Curtis remains in the Coffee County Jail under a $1 million bond. He is scheduled to appear in Coffee County Circuit Court Nov. 6 for a plea deadline. That means that he will either enter a plea or have a trial date set.
Nicholas Curtis is scheduled to appear in Coffee County General Sessions Court Oct 30.
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