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TX Man Strangled at AR Festival, Suspect to be Extradited from MO

FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. - A man is being extradited from Missouri to Arkansas in connection to the death of a Texas man. 

On March 17, Austin Michael Dodson, 24, of Texas, was found unresponsive by security personnel at the Flux Festival at Cadron Creek Outfitters in Greenbrier.  

An off-duty Sheriff's Office deputy working the Flux Festival was informed by security around 11 p.m. that there was something wrong with one of the festival attendees. The man who made the call, Anthony Paul Flick, believed the man was asleep on the road. 

The deputy found the man discolored in the face and not breathing. First responders were called to the scene and festival staff began CPR until the responders could arrive, according to the Sheriff's Office.  

County officials say Dodson was transported to Baptist Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. After an autopsy, the medical examiner's report determined Dodson's death was caused by strangulation. 

The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office believes that the security team's actions resulted in the death of Dodson. 

Anthony Paul Flick, 34, was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Anderson, MO for Manslaughter on March 29. Flick is being held in Missouri and is waiting extradition to Faulkner County.

The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone that has information regarding the incident to
 please call investigators at: 501-450-4917 or leave us an anonymous tip by going to CrimeTips
 at www.fcso.ar.gov.

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