Accused kidnapper held without bond
BATON ROUGE - A judge's decision in a courtroom Tuesday means a man who faces new charges of aggravated kidnapping and an earlier child abuse charge in November 2013 incident involving his son will not be getting out of jail.
Judge Trudy White placed a bond hold on Curtis King, 24, for the charges relating to his arrest in 2013. She ordered him held without bond for the charges from last week related to the kidnapping of A'Kyleana Latham.
Latham, 2, was taken from her home just hours before police believe her mother was murdered. She was missing for three-and-a-half days, when she was dropped off on the side of the road near the Women's Help Center on Scenic Highway.
Police arrested King and Daaria Thomas, 22, the next day. In addition to the aggravated kidnapping charges, the pair also face possession with intent to distribute drugs. At the time of his most recent arrest, King was free on bond and awaiting trial for the charges relating to the death of his son, Aiden. Aiden was burned with hot water and died a few months later. A grand jury declined to indict King on a murder charge in that case, charging him with cruelty to a juvenile and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.
Police are still investigation the shooting death of Taylor Latham.
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