The McPherson Police Department has made a second arrest in the death of Brandon Brown.
Nineteen-year-old Dequinte Oshea Flournoy of Dallas, Texas has been arrested for Aiding and Abetting Murder in the Second Degree. He is being held in the McPherson County Jail on a $500,000 bond.
The 26-year-old Brown was seriously injured in a fight outside a party in McPherson on September 16. He died of his injuries at a Wichita hospital on September 22.
Alton Lamont Franklin is already charged with Aiding and Abetting Murder in the Second Degree. He is also being held on $500,000 bond. Franklin is also from Dallas and is a former McPherson College football player.
McPherson College President Michael Schneider released the following statement Wednesday night:
"McPherson College confirms that a second student, Dequinte Oshea Flournoy, has been arrested in conjunction with the death of Tabor College student Brandon Brown.
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. Any action that is disruptive to our learning environment or adversely affects the welfare of our students cannot be allowed. Per policy, the Campus Conduct Committee convened last week anddetermined that any arrest or charge made in conjunction with this incident would result in the immediate suspensionof the student in question. In accordance with that decision, Mr. Flournoy has been suspended from McPherson College, pending the outcome of his case.
We continue to work closely with law enforcement authorities on their investigation and encourage anyone with information about the incident to contact the McPherson Police Department.
We continue to pray for the family of Brandon Brown, as well as for the students arrested. One brief moment of anger on September 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."
McPherson police say the investigation into Brown's death is continuing and they want to hear from anyone who may have more details about what happened.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the McPherson Police Department (620) 245-4200 or Crime Stoppers of McPherson County (620) 241-1122.