$1M bond set for teen charged with murder in Middletown

Bond was set at $1 million today for a Middletown teen charged with aggravated murder for the death of a Middletown man late Saturday night.

Cameron Scott Kyles, 18, is charged with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery for the shooting death of Michael Stewart II, according to Middletown police.

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Officers and emergency units were dispatched at about 9:57 p.m. to a residence in the 800 block of Ninth Avenue for an unresponsive man. They found Stewart, 35, dead in the house. He suffered gunshot wounds, according to Middletown Municipal Court documents.

“Detectives retrieved security video from Stewart’s home and saw the suspect on video shooting and stealing items from his residence,” according to court records obtained by the Journal-News.

Detectives had prior information that several subjects had been “conducting robberies on drug dealers. Detectives were made aware of a traffic stop conducted by officers shortly after the murder.”

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After conducting interviews and receiving information from witnesses, they learned Kyles was allegedly going to Stewart’s house for a robbery of money and marijuana, “however in so doing victim (Stewart) was shot and killed by Kyles,” according to court documents.

Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to call Detective Steve Winters at 513-425-7786.

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