Tolson arrested for murder of LeeAnn Fletcher

By on October 26, 2020

LeeAnn Fletcher

(District Attorney Andrew Womble)

First Judicial District Attorney Andrew Womble released a statement on Oct. 26 saying that John Curtis Tolson has been arrested for the murder of Kitty Hawk resident LeeAnn Fletcher, who was found unresponsive in her home on July 22 and died three days later. Here is the statement.

“On Monday, October 26, 2020 the Dare County Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment charging John Curtis Tolson with one count of second-degree murder in the death of LeeAnn Fletcher.  Mr. Tolson was served with the arrest warrant and taken into custody by the Bangor Police Department in Bangor, Maine without incident.  Our next session of superior court in Dare County is scheduled for November 30, 2020.”

In a brief interview with the Voice after learning of the arrest, Trisha Cahoon, a cousin of LeeAnn Fletcher’s who spearheaded a tireless drive to keep the case on the front burner, was barely able to control her emotions. She and others had identified Tolson as the individual they believe should be arrested for LeeAnn’s murder.

“I’m happy, and I’m excited, and I’m glad there was no incident” in arresting Tolson, she said, thanking, in particular, the work of the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) which was called into the case.

Referring to the campaign to keep the pressure on for an arrest in the case, Cahoon added that, “I feel like if I hadn’t done what we did, we wouldn’t be here today.”

More to follow…


Fletcher autopsy cites ‘blunt force’ head trauma
LeeAnn Fletcher autopsy report in hands of DA
LeeAnn Fletcher’s family meets with law enforcement officials
SBI called in on LeeAnn Fletcher case
In LeeAnn Fletcher’s wake, a determined campaign to keep the focus on her case

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