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Second arrest made in connection with Tabor College football player’s death

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2012, at 2:56 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at 12:34 p.m.

A second arrest has been made in the homicide of Tabor College football player Brandon Brown.

DeQuinte Flournoy, 19, was arrested in connection with aiding and abetting a second-degree murder, according to a news release from the McPherson Police Department.

Another person, Alton Franklin, 19, was arrested on Saturday and has been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

Both Franklin and Flournoy are Dallas natives and were both listed on McPherson College’s 2011 football roster. Franklin was a student at McPherson at the time of his arrest, but was thrown off the football team in August, according to McPherson football coach Pete Sterbick.

Flournoy was suspended from McPherson College after his arrest.

Brown was found beaten and unconscious outside of a house in McPherson shortly after 4 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. He was airlifted to Via Christi on Saint Francis, where he was put on life support and died on Saturday night. Tabor held a memorial service for Brown on Tuesday in Hillsboro.

Flournoy was listed as a potential witness in the case on a court document, along with four current members of McPherson’s football team. Also listed was current Tabor football player Ilea Eteaki, who was arrested on suspicion of battery to a police officer three blocks away around the same time Brown was found.

Reach Tony Adame at tadame@wichitaeagle.com or 316-268-6284

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