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


Editors note: A previous version of this story had the wrong spelling for Mr. Brown that was provided by the Salina Police Department. The story has been updated with the correct spelling of his name.

SALINA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Salina Police Department has arrested a man who investigators say aided in the commission of a homicide Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Nelson Gerrod Hull III (Photo provided by Salina Police Department)

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

Clarence Darnyl Brown (Courtesy Saline County Sheriff’s Office)

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.

Hull is 35, 6’3″ and 220 pounds. He has a “Mi Familia” tattoo on the right side of his neck.

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.

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