Deanthony Blakely is to be set free, and charges of murder dropped. Blakely was booked in to Hunt County Jail for the murder of Michael Fluellen back in May. Today Friday July 26, 2019 the Hunt County Grand Jury declined to indict Blakely on the charges of Murder. This means all charges will be dropped, and Blakely will be set free.
Below is the press release issued by Hunt County Sheriff in reference to the night of the murder:
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 scene and attempted life saving measures on the victim, however their attempts were unsuccessful. The victim Michael Anthony Fluellen, 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 to 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 upon 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
Blakely should be set free in the next few coming days. We will continue to keep you updated on this story.