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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Updated: Second arrest made in Tabor murder case

  • McPherson Police have made an additional arrest in the death of a Tabor College student.
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  • McPherson Police have made an additional arrest in the death of a Tabor College student.
    Dequinte Oshea Flournoy, 19, of Dallas, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of aiding and abetting murder in the second degree, a severity level 2, person felony.
    Flournoy is being held in the McPherson County Jail on a $500,000 bond.  
    Brandon Brown, 26, of Southern California, died Saturday after being allegedly attacked at an off-campus party on Sept. 16 in McPherson.
    A memorial for Brown was conducted in Hillsboro, where the Tabor campus is located, on Tuesday.
    Flournoy is a McPherson College sophomore. He played football for McPherson in 2011 and was listed on the 2012 preseason roster, but is not currently listed as a member of the team.
    Flournoy joins former McPherson College football player Alton Franklin, who was arrested on Saturday also on a charge of aiding and abetting murder in the second degree.
    McPherson College President Michael Schneider said Flournoy also has been suspended from the college.
    “While we will not pre-judge this case or anyone involved, McPherson College maintains a responsibility to ensure the safety of the entire student body,” Schneider said in a statement. “Any action that is disruptive to our learning environment or adversely affects the welfare of our students cannot be allowed.
    “We continue to pray for the family of Brandon Brown, as well as for the students arrested. One brief moment of anger on Sept. 16 has changed the lives of everyone in the McPherson and Hillsboro communities. Despite our shock and grief, we are determined to heal together and to emerge stronger.”
    Schneider said the college continues to cooperate with law enforcement officials on the investigation of the case.
    The investigation is being conducted by numerous detectives from the McPherson Police Department, the McPherson County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Bureau of  Investigation. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the McPherson Police Department (620) 245-4200 or Crime Stoppers of McPherson County (620) 241-1122.
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