Updated 4 months ago
State Police said Tuesday they've charged two men with murder in the Harlan County case where the victim's body was found in an abandoned strip mine back in 2011.
Tommy D. Polson and Carl Justin Simpson are charged with murder, robbery and tampering with physical evidence in 22-year-old James Feltner's death. Feltner was reported missing in early July 2011, and his body was found at an abandoned strip mine about a week later.
The arrests come after a two-year investigation by Kentucky State Police. Evidence was presented to a Harlan County grand jury on Monday, who voted in favor of charging Polson and Simpson, both of Cumberland, for their involvement in Feltner's murder.
Polson has been charged with Murder, Robbery 1st degree, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Simpson has been charged with Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
Both men are being held in the Harlan County Detention Center.