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Man arrested in Maine charged with murder of woman in Kitty Hawk

Police in Bangor, Maine took John Curtis Tolson into custody. A grand jury in Dare County indicted him for Second Degree Murder in the death of LeeAnn Fletcher.

KITTY HAWK, N.C. — District Attorney R. Andrew Womble said police in Bangor, Maine took a man into custody who's accused of murdering a woman in Kitty Hawk, N.C. in July.

Womble said the Dare County Grand Jury returned a true bill indictment against John Curtis Tolson for Second Degree Murder. Tolson is accused of killing LeeAnn Fletcher.

Earlier this month, The Virginian-Pilot reported that LeeAnn Fletcher Hartleben, 38, of Kitty Hawk, was found unresponsive in her home in July. How her head was struck was “undetermined,” according to a report from the Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner that was obtained by The Virginian-Pilot.

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Hartleben’s family members said they suspected foul play. District Attorney Andrew Womble said his office was reviewing the autopsy along with the other evidence to determine whether or not to bring charges. 

Hartleben's boyfriend was named early by police as a person of interest. 

Womble said officers in Bangor served Tolson with the arrest warrant and took Tolson into custody.

The next session of superior court in Dare County is scheduled for November 30.

Credit: Penobscot County Sheriff's Office
John Curtis Tolson