Gentry woman charged with murder in death of husband
Posted: March 15, 2013 at 1:19 p.m.
Prosecutors have formally charged a Gentry woman with capital murder in connection with the shooting death of her husband.
Susan Fleck, 32, is charged with a capital offense which is punishable life imprisonment or the death penalty. She is being held without bond in the Benton County Jail.
Prosecutors filed the criminal information on Wednesday charging Fleck with capital murder. Fleck is accused of acting with premeditation and deliberation with the purpose of causing her husband’s death by shooting him with a handgun.
Evan Fleck was found dead March 3 in the bedroom of the couple’s Gentry home at 19147 West Arkansas Highway 12. He had been shot once in the head, according to Sheriff Kelley Cradduck.
Gentry police came to the home in response to 4:02 a.m. 911 call. Police found the couple’s four children in the basement and a officer found Evan Fleck shot in his bed, according to court documents.
Gentry police requested that the Benton County Sheriff’s Office handle the investigation.
According to court documents, Susan Fleck called Benton County Central Communications from Delaware County after her husband’s body was found. She wanted deputies to come and pick her up at Twisters in Oklahoma, the affidavit states.
Susan Fleck told a dispatcher that her husband is located in the bedroom and that he had recently filed for divorce. She told the dispatcher that she was sitting in a red Dodge truck parked in front of Twisters, according to the affidavit.
She was arrested in Oklahoma and the next day waived extradition and was brought to the Benton County Jail.
Susan Fleck’s arraignment is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. April 15 in Circuit Judge Robin Green’s court.
The couple’s four children were turned over to Arkansas Department of Human Services the day of the shooting and they were reunited the next day with other family members, according to Cradduck.