Crime & Courts

Suspect in Linwood Park beating of youth football coach skips court date

Bobby B. Brown Jr.
Bobby B. Brown Jr. Courtesy of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office

The man charged with attacking a youth football coach last fall at Linwood Park is wanted by authorities for skipping a court appearance.

Bobby B. Brown Jr., 32, is the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office’s “Wanted Felon of the Day” for Wednesday.

Court records show Brown was out of jail on bond while awaiting trial on a count of aggravated battery for allegedly beating a Greater Wichita Junior Football League coach with brass knuckles on Sept. 8, 2014, when he didn’t show up in Sedgwick County Court on June 8.

The absence prompted a district judge to revoke his bond and issue a warrant for his arrest, according to court documents. Brown had been scheduled for a jury trial.

Brown remained on the loose Wednesday, sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Lin Dehning said.

Police have said the attack happened after a woman confronted the coach of the Wichita Tigers youth football team over her son — a former player — not being allowed to play for a rival team in the season opener. She left the park after arguing with the coach, but a group of men she talked to returned about 20 minutes later and attacked him.

The assault ended when the coach’s wife pulled a gun from her purse and fired it into the air.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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