On May 16, 2019, at approximately 12:40 a.m. the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office
received a 911 call about a person being shot at a residence in the 2100 block of
County Road 4311 in the Neylandville area. While Deputies were responding it was
learned that the suspect had fled the scene on foot and was currently at large.
American Medical Response and patrol deputies made the scene and attempted life-saving measures on the victim, however, their attempts were unsuccessful. The victim
Michael Anthony Fluellen, a 59-year-old resident of Neylandville, was pronounced
deceased at the scene.
An immediate search was conducted for the suspect in the shooting and as
additional help was arriving at the scene, first responders reported that a subject was
standing in a field on an adjacent property. Deputies began a search of this area and
the suspect was located and detained without incident.
Based on information obtained during the course of the investigation by the
Criminal Investigation Division, the suspect was arrested on the charge of murder and
transported to the Hunt County Detention Center.
The suspect’s identity is not being released pending arraignment. Justice of the Peace Sheila Linden performed the inquest and ordered an autopsy be performed by the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Sheriff Meeks stated: “I want to commend all the deputies and first responders for
working together on this case to make sure the suspect was located a short time after
the murder was committed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this