KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Franklin man accused of killing a man and a pregnant woman in a hit-and-run crash in Knoxville has been released from jail on bond.
Curtis Harper, 22, was released from the Knox County jail on a $300,000 bond on Friday.
Police said Harper struck 24-year-old Chastity Thornell, who was seven months pregnant, and 45-year-old Nelzon A. Soto, on May 30. The two people were trying to help someone whose car had stalled on Washington Pike when they were struck around 1:45 a.m.
Officers from the Knoxville Police Department discovered Harper's damaged vehicle at a friend's house with blood and hair on it.
Harper was indicted this week on three counts of vehicular homicide, three counts of vehicular homicide by intoxication, driving under the influence, second-offense DUI, tampering with evidence, reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident.
Harper was arrested in 2011 for possessing drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop in Knox County, but charges were later dismissed.
He was also convicted in 2008 of theft of property under $500 in Franklin, but his sentence was suspended after serving 48 hours at the Williamson County Jail, according the Knoxville CBS affiliate WVLT.
(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)