She said two bounty hunters forced their way into her apartment.
“I heard a man’s voice saying, ‘Open the door or we’re going to break it down,'” Curtis said.
Curtis said she was greeted by two bounty hunters – a woman and a man – with a gun.
“That was probably the most terrifying thing,” she said. “My kids were here and couldn’t defend themselves.”
Curtis cowered in the kitchen with her three children and a friend by her side.
The bounty hunters never found who they were looking for – Curtis’ brother – because he doesn’t live there.
“We did nothing. We did nothing wrong. We were treated unfair,” Curtis said.
Curtis said the bounty hunters eventually left, as did her family. But when Curtis returned that evening, she said she found her door had been kicked in. She claimed the pair had re-entered her apartment and stolen her ID and electric bill.
Receipts show Curtis had bailed her brother, Cole, out of jail in March. She said she listed her address on one of the forms, as well as his address.
According to Curtis, the bounty hunters worked with Ginger’s Family Bonding. Channel 4 spoke to Olin Baker, the company’s lawyer, on the phone.
“The bonding company does not condone breaking into people’s houses or whatever transpired,” Baker said.
Baker said only one of the bounty hunters was contracted with Ginger’s, but he said their behavior reflects poorly on the company.
“I would probably suggest she does not use these bounty hunters again,” Baker said.
After the incident, Curtis decided to move. She said the pair did much more than steal her information. They also stole her peace of mind.
“This was our home,” Curtis said. “This was where we laid our heads every night. And this is no longer our home.”
Baker said he did not “recall” the names of the bounty hunters.
In Tennessee, bounty hunters do not need a license. In February, the Channel 4 I-Team found that not all counties require bounty hunters to register with sheriff’s departments.
Under state law, bounty hunters are subject to a background check and training.
Murfreesboro Police are still searching for the suspects. They could face aggravated burglary, theft and vandalism charges.