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West Orange Times & Observer Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2019 5 months ago

West Orange football coach currently on leave charged with carrying a concealed firearm

Dadrian "Dee" Brown was arrested for carrying a concealed firearm at Orlando International Airport on Saturday, Sept. 14, which was after he was placed on administrative leave as West Orange High's football coach.
by: Troy Herring Sports Editor

West Orange High's head football coach — who is currently on administrative leave — is facing a felony charge. 

The incident occurred just a few days after Dadrian LaBreece "Dee" Brown was placed on administrative leave. The investigation as to why he is on leave is currently ongoing.

According to an arrest affidavit filed by Orlando Police Department at 11:02 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Brown was arrested for carrying a concealed firearm at Orlando International Airport at 4:40 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. He was booked into jail the same day at 6:48 a.m.

According to the report, Brown entered the airport's east checkpoint for his flight to Charlotte, North Carolina. Once he approached security, Brown placed a black Nike backpack on the belt of Lane 7 for screening when a TSA agent working the X-ray machine noticed what appeared to be a firearm with rounds of ammunition.

The TSA agent placed the bag on a table, where Brown declared it.

Officer Steven Adams stated in the report that he approached Brown and asked him if he had a concealed weapons permit, to which Brown responded that he had a weapon. The report states that Adams asked Brown again about the permit, with Brown saying that he did not have a permit. According to the report, Adams then asked Brown about the firearm in the bag, to which Brown asked, "It's in there?" before going on to say that he had packed the bag and did not see the firearm in it.

Adams proceeded to escort Brown to the police office, where he found a Taurus PT11 9 millimeter handgun with nine rounds in a 12-round magazine, the report states. After running Brown and the firearm in NCIC/FCIC, the report states that Adams placed Brown under arrest on the charge of carrying a concealed firearm — a third-degree felony.

Court records show that Brown posted bond of $1,000 on Monday, Sept. 16.


Troy Herring is the sports editor at the West Orange Times and Windermere Observer. He is a graduate of the University of Mount Olive (BS '12) and the University of Alabama (MA '16)....

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