Preliminary Hearing For Suspects in Murder Of Tabor Football Player Pushed Back To Monday

Posted 2 years ago

By Fred Gough

MCPHERSON – According to McPherson County Attorney David Page, the McPherson County District Court has granted a continuance of the preliminary hearings for the two men charged with aiding and abetting second degree murder.

19-year-old Dequinte Oshea Flourney and 19-year-old Alton Franklin, both of Dallas, Texas, are charged in the case and being held in the McPherson County Jail on a half million dollar bond. Both face the same sentencing range of 109-to-143 months, and a fine up to $3000.00 on the charge. Both were football players at McPherson College.

The preliminary hearings in the case were scheduled for Wednesday, but have been pushed back to 10:00 a.m., Monday.

The charges against the two men coming after the 26-year-old Brandon Brown, Tabor football player died after a disturbance in the early morning of September 16, in McPherson.

Brown was found in the 400 block of North Carrie and sustained critical injuries as a result of the altercation. He was taken to Via-Cristi St. Francis Regional Medical Center where he died at 10:16 p.m., on Saturday September 22.

The investigation into the case is on-going and being conducted both the McPherson Police Department and the McPherson County Sheriff’s Office along with the KBI.

No one has been arrested and charged with the actual murder. Police are still asking that anyone with information on this case to call McPherson Police at 620-245-1200, or Crime Stoppers of McPherson County at 620-241-1122.