POSTED: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 11:13am
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 5:43pm
ANDERSON COUNTY — After a tip following a recent episode of America's Most Wanted...on Sunday, a law enforcement task force showed up at Brian Maurice Fuller's house in the Frankston area...and took him into custody.
The day after, his parents were there to clean the place up.
"Let me tell you something about my son. If you don't really know him, you ain't going to understand. He has made some bad decisions, but I'm going to tell you something. He's got a heart bigger than this state," Fuller's father Billy Fuller tells KETK.
According to America's Most Wanted, at one time, Fuller was an aspiring pro-tennis player and taught lessons to wealthy country club members hoping one of them would help him get his career going.
When that didn't happen, he started swindling them...and eventually did some time in federal prison for it...something his father says started during his childhood...when Brian saw him having to work so hard just to make his car payments...while others enjoyed yachts and airplanes.
"He made a decision as a young lad out of high school...he'd try to find out the difference, he's very inquisitive...he's smart. And so he just takes and he observes and he looks. Well that's what he come up with. 'I'm gonna be like them, not like my dad,'" Fuller said.
When Fuller eventually got out of jail, it seemed like he had turned over a new leaf becoming a business owner...but as surveilance video shows...in January of 2010, Fuller allegedly paid an accomplice in cash and heroin to beat a woman at a Dallas grocery store...and take her jewelry.
Both men were arrested...but Fuller was let out on bail.
That's when he moved to a quiet corner of East Texas...and took the name Michael Scott Kelly.
"If you think you're a little bit guilty, you're wrong. We're all guilty as Hitler in God's eyes, because if you're guilty of one, you're guilty of all," Billy Fuller said.
He tells KETK, he believes it's his son's calling to help his fellow inmates...
In the meantime, Fuller's at the Anderson County Jail.
Authorities there tell us they'll turn him over to Dallas County within 10 days.