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Updated: Victim ID’d in Monday Suspected Murder

Todd PittengerMarch 22, 2022

A Salina man is behind bars, accused of shooting to death a woman and two dogs.

Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that 55-year-old Brent Allen Spainhour was arrested at the scene where the victims were found.

Soldan said Monday evening at about 5:50, deputies responded to a residence located at 554 West Parsons Road in rural Saline County for a welfare check. A woman who knew one of the residents had requested one after seeing some concerning social media posts. Soldan said responding deputies saw a broken window and blood inside. They made contact with Spainhour, who came outside and told deputies that 50-year-old Laurie Leanne Likins and two dogs were deceased in the residence. All had suffered apparent gunshot wounds.

Spainhour was booked into the Saline County Jail on charges which could include first degree murder and two counts of animal cruelty.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation’s Crime Scene Response Team has been called in to assist with the investigation.

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The Saline County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following news releases:

UPDATED 3-22-22 / 10:20 AM
Next of kin notification has been completed.
Victim is Laurie Leanne Likins (50 YOA). Likins and the dogs had suffered apparent gunshot wounds.
We are not currently seeking any other suspects and no further details will be released at this time.
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ORIGINAL 3-22-22 / 9:00 AM
On Monday March 21st, 2022 at about 5:50 PM deputies responded to a residence located at 554 West
Parsons Road in rural Saline County for a welfare check.
Responding deputies found a deceased female (50) and two dead dogs in the residence. Deputies took
Brent Allen Spainhour (55) into custody at the scene.
Brent Allen Spainhour has been booked into the Saline County Jail on charges of Murder in the First
Degree and Cruelty to Animals.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation’s Crime Scene Response Team has been called in to assist with this
investigation.
This investigation is in progress and victim information will be released after next of kin notification has
been completed.

Original KSAL story from the morning of March 22:

A heavy law enforcement presence was on the scene of what appeared to be a serious situation south of Salina on Parsons Road Monday night.

Not a lot of details were immediately available, but crime scene tape surrounded a home. Officials late Monday night confirmed to KSAL News an investigation was underway into an “incident which happened inside the home.”

Records indicate a 55-year-old man was booked into the Saline County Jail at 10:15 Monday night on charges which could include 1st degree murder and  2 counts of cruelty to animals.

This  story will be updated when more information is released by the Saline County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday morning.

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