MMA fighter arrested for murder of four

by Sean Murphy | source:

Police: Man in custody in 'Cathouse' star's death

A former Marine turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday after being named a suspect in the shooting deaths of four people whose bodies were found in a burning home, including a prostitute featured on the HBO reality series "Cathouse," police said.

David Allen Tyner, 28, surrendered at the Mayes County Sheriff's Office on a warrant that included six murder complaints. Authorities said two of the victims — 22-year olds Brooke Phillips and Milagrous Barrerra — were pregnant.

Tyner has not been formally charged with any crime. He is expected to be transferred to Oklahoma County later Tuesday, Oklahoma City police Sgt. Gary Knight said. He said he does not know if Tyner has hired an attorney.

Knight said police have not determined a motive in the killings, but said Tuesday investigators believe there was more than one suspect.

"We don't believe he acted alone," Knight said. "We've identified the one suspect, but that doesn't yet tell us what his motive is for doing this."

Authorities have not released the identities of the other two people slain.

According to a police affidavit, a witness inside the residence told police Tyner was arguing with one of the victims when the shooting occurred. All four victims died of gunshot wounds, police said.

Phillips had worked at the Moonlite BunnyRanch, a legal brothel near Carson City, Nev. that is featured in the HBO series.

Firefighters discovered the four bodies Nov. 9 in a burning home on the city's southwest side.

Tyner was a two-time state champion wrestler from Salina who finished his high school career at Locust Grove, where he was a state runner-up his senior year in 2000, said Johnny Cook, Tyner's wrestling coach at Locust Grove.

"This is just unbelievable," Cook said. "He was as good a kid as you could find — a hardworking, passionate kid who'd give you the shirt off his back."

After high school, Tyner wrestled at the University of Tennessee-Chatanooga and later joined the U.S. Marine Corps, Cook said.

After a stint in the military, Tyner became a cage fighter and compiled a 6-1 record as a mixed martial artist.

Jason Nicholson, a former fight promoter who described Tyner as "like a brother," said Tyner was planning to fight in Kansas City next month.

"Knowing what he's charged with shocks me the most," Nicholson said.

Police interviewed 31-year-old Jose Fernando Fierro, who rented the home and was the only person to survive the fire, but said he is not a suspect, said his attorney, Shawn Jefferson.

Jefferson said Fierro was lucky to escape, but declined to discuss details of what Fierro told police or other aspects of the investigation.

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henchmen site profile image  

11/18/09 4:48 PM by henchmen

Also, these "nutcase Marines" got that way while protecting your sorry ass while u talk shit on the internet and enjoy freedom.

Iron Solomon 2 site profile image  

11/18/09 4:47 PM by Iron Solomon 2

 He wasnt charged? So it's okay that he murders 4 people? No Big Deal

henchmen site profile image  

11/18/09 4:44 PM by henchmen

The article didn't say if he was in combat overseas or not. However, if he was it may explain alot.

Greg Southworth site profile image  

11/18/09 11:51 AM by Greg Southworth

seen him fight a couple of times here and seemed like a good enough dude.He still hasn't been charged, so hopefully he wasn't involved.Tul$a

JolietJake site profile image  

11/18/09 11:35 AM by JolietJake

Another nutcase MMA guy losing it.

Peoria Athletic Club site profile image  

11/18/09 10:46 AM by Peoria Athletic Club

10 and 1 now....

mdavid01 site profile image  

11/18/09 9:35 AM by mdavid01

If Dana White could do anything worth a crap it would be setting up some sort of mental health services for mma fighters, amateur and pro. I can't help but wonder if these situations would go down differently if these broken folks had someone to reach out to...

mr nemo site profile image  

11/18/09 9:28 AM by mr nemo

Another nutcase Marine losing it.

jmmz site profile image  

11/18/09 9:27 AM by jmmz

MMA filled with criminal scum. What a dickwald.

breakit site profile image  

11/18/09 9:00 AM by breakit

  5'9" 270?  Wow...