Salina police arrest one man, still seeking another man in homicide investigation

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The Salina Police Department has arrested a man who investigators say aided in the commission of a homicide Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Police have been looking for Nelson Gerrod Hull III. They have named him as a suspect in the killing of Courtney Ann Hoffman.

Monday, they announced that during the course of the investigation, they developed information that Clarence Darnyl Brown, 34, of Salina, aided Hull.

Police arrested Brown.

An arrest warrant for Murder in the 1st Degree was issued by the Saline County District Court for Hull.

Investigators say they have uncovered many leads during the homicide investigation. Now they are searching for Hull and he should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information pertaining to Hull’s current location contact 911 immediately.

If you have any information concerning this event or identification of the individual(s) involved, call
Crimestoppers at 825-TIPS, text SATIPS to CRIMES (274637), or visit to submit a web tip. You may
receive a cash reward. The Crimestoppers board has increased the possible reward amount up to
$2,500, and you are not required to give your name. Tipsters may also contact Detective Jeff
Vaughan at the Salina Police Department at (785) 826-7210. Case 2021-5058.