Deontray Flanagan Wiki – Bio
Deontray Flanagan, 25, the suspect has been charged with capital murder in the death of his 2-year-old daughter, Zevaya Flanagan.
Bail has been raised to $2 million for the man accused of killing her daughter after dragging her out of daycare and leading police on a manhunt. Deontray Flanagan’s bail was originally set at $1 million. It was raised Wednesday after Deontray made his first court appearance. Prosecutors said the charges may rise to capital murder once an autopsy on his daughter is complete. Deontray is accused of taking Zevaya out of daycare Monday during an argument he was having with his girlfriend, who is also Zevaya’s mother. Court records said Deontray was upset with his girlfriend because he was reportedly talking to another man.
Deontray Flanagan is 25 years old.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said that after picking up his daughter from daycare, Deontray drove to her girlfriend’s work, a Walmart on FM 1960, to get her phone number. He hit his girlfriend a few times before leaving with her and Zevaya’s cell phone. The sheriff’s office said family members were in contact with Deontray and were able to help deputies locate him. Ultimately, he was seen near Greens Road and the North Freeway and led law enforcement on a pursuit, investigators said. Family members told officers that during the police chase, Deontray was physically abusing Zevaya. On top of that, Zevaya was also injured when he was thrown into the car during the chase, according to court records.
The chase eventually ended near a church on Stuebner Airline Road near FM 1960. Deontray refused to get out of the car so police had to use a diversion device to pull him and his unconscious daughter out of him. Life Flight was called to the scene and rushed Zevaya to a hospital where she died. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an internal investigation to determine if all of his agency’s policies and procedures were followed. The investigation will include a thorough review of the timeline, camera footage, dispatch communications, and radio traffic,” the department said. HCSO said it contacted Zevaya’s mother nearly a week ago to investigate Deontray for an alleged terrorist threat. An investigation was conducted and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office determined that there was insufficient evidence and no charges were filed.