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Olney resident arrested for the Allen murder

Olney resident Julius Orion Xavier Mullins, 18, was arrested Monday, July 15, in connection with the murder of Manuela Allen. According to Sgt. Dan Buesing with the Texas Department of Public Safety, “Mullins has been charged with murder and is being held in the Young Couty jail-no bond. The Texas Rangers, Young County Sheriff’s Office, and Olney Police Department will continue their investigation.  Contact one of these departments with new information pertinent to this case. The district attorney’s Office in Young County will be the point of contact with questions regarding these charges.”

According to the arrest complaint filed by Michael Schraub, Department of Public Safety, Texas Ranger Division, he assisted with the missing person investigation July 7, which was later discovered to be the murder victim Manuela Allen. Ranger Schraub further noted that they found bloodstains at the victim’s home on W. Main Street in Olney, and it appeared two different sources left foot impressions of blood on the kitchen floor. “One of the socks worn by the defendant was consistent with the impression left on the kitchen floor,” Schraub noted in the complaint.

Rangers reported that Allen’s car was used to transport her body to Lake Cooper, and they found fingerprints on the vehicle, which Mullins claimed he left on the victim’s car approximately a month ago. Additionally, the complaint notes that tire impressions from a bicycle were located in close proxiity to the vehicle and the body. Schraub stated, “A bicycle the defendant [Mullins] claimed he used or rode had tires which appeared to be the same type of tire leaving the tracks at the scene where the body was recovered.” It was reported that a witness saw someone riding a bicyle from the Lake Cooper area toward Olney early morning July 7. Schraub further noted, “The shoes worn by the defendant appear to match the shoe impressions left at the scene where the victim’s body was found. Additionally, the defendant provided clothing voluntarily, which appeared to bear stains consistent with blood stains, which is consistent with evidence viewed at the crime scene.”

The Olney Enterprise

213 E. Main St.
PO Box 577

Olney, Texas 76374

Phone: (940) 564-5558

Fax: (940) 564-3992