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Arrest in in Labette County Homicide



September 27, 2023


Contact: Melissa Underwood                                                        



UPDATE: Arrest in in Labette County homicide


LABETTE COUNTY - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Labette County Sheriff's Office, and the Parsons Police Department have arrested a man connected to the death of 28-year-old Kylie Caldwell.


On Monday, Sept. 25, around 3:30 p.m., Derrick W. Curry, 53, of Parsons, was arrested for interference with the judicial process; to conceal or destroy evidence of a crime. He was booked into the Labette County Jail.


On Monday and Tuesday, KBI agents and investigators executed search warrants at Curry's apartment at 2626 Kimball Ave., in Parsons, and on his vehicle.


On Wednesday, Sept. 27, at around 11:10 a.m., an arrest warrant was issued for Curry for second-degree murder connected to the death of Kylie Caldwell. It was then served to him while he was in custody at the jail.


Curry and Caldwell were acquaintances.


All suspects are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. The investigation is ongoing.