Durham man wanted in Bragg soldier's stabbing death
Posted November 1, 2011
Greenville, N.C. — Greenville police issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for a Durham man they believe stabbed an 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper to death at a party early Saturday morning.
Pfc. Keyonn Parkin, 19, of Wichita, Kan., was stabbed around 12:20 a.m. outside an apartment at the Pirates Place Townhomes, at 1508 S. Charles Blvd., in Greenville.
Police said they expect Christopher W. Brauer, 19, a student at East Carolina University, to surrender on a murder charge.
Robert Michael Perry, 19, also a Bragg soldier, went to the party with Parkin, investigators said. As he was leaving, Perry allegedly stole a wallet from the bedroom where he had put his coat. Perry left the apartment through a back door, where he was confronted by residents and other party guests, police said.
Parkin, unaware that Perry had taken a wallet, heard the confrontation from the front of the building and rushed to his friend's defense against Brauer, police said. At some point, Brauer pulled out a knife and stabbed Parkin, police said.
The knife police believe was used in the crime has been found, but not at the scene. Investigators did not release where the knife was found.
The wallet was recovered by residents at the scene, police said, and Perry has been charged with misdemeanor larceny.