Northeast Tarrant

Armed with rifles, daggers, he planned to kill man over failed marriage, police say

Robert Hulsey, 34, faces an attempted murder charge out of Flower Mound.
Robert Hulsey, 34, faces an attempted murder charge out of Flower Mound.

A North Texas man loaded up his car with rifles, knives and hundreds of rounds of ammunition and plotted to kill another man over his failed marriage last week, police said.

Robert Hulsey, 34, of Lewisville, was arrested Nov. 7 after a 911 caller reported seeing a suspicious person behind a business in the 500 block of Flower Mound Road.

The person had two assault-style rifles, was wearing combat-style clothing and was asking about one of the employees at the business, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Officers arrived and found Hulsey parked nearby.

He "denied any unlawful intentions," the affidavit said, but later admitted that he planned to shoot and kill one of the employees when the business opened, believing the man was the reason Hulsey and his wife had separated.

Hulsey had also sent text messages to the man earlier that morning, threatening to kill him, according to the affidavit.

Inside Hulsey's car, officers found a 12-gauge shotgun and three long rifles, including an AR-15; more than 400 rounds of ammunition, ranging from 9mm to shotgun rounds; several loaded gun magazines; three folding knives and two daggers; a pair of handcuffs and three handcuff keys; and a suitcase full of clothes, the affidavit said.

Hulsey faces a charge of attempted murder, a second-degree felony, police said. His bail has been set at $175,000. Police were still investigating the case this week.

Ryan Osborne: 817-390-7684; Twitter: @RyanOsborneFWST

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