Jan 17, 2022

Wanted Kan. murder suspect who skipped court is in custody

Posted Jan 17, 2022 5:56 PM
St. Clair-photo Saline County
St. Clair-photo Saline County

Salina Post

A 40-year-old man wanted on requested charges including murder in the first degree and aggravated kidnapping was booked back into the Saline County Jail Sunday, according to jail records.

Brandon Lee St. Clair was booked into the jail just before 10p.m. Sunday, nearly two weeks after the Saline County Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help in locating St. Clair.

On Jan. 4, the Saline County Sheriff asked for assistance in locating St Clair. who had a Saline County District Court, felony Bond Supervision Violation warrant with original charges of: Murder in the 1st degree, Aggravated Kidnapping, Robbery, Aggravated Burglary and Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping. St Clair also has a misdemeanor Saline County District Court fail to appear warrant.

St. Clair was convicted in 2018 on multiple counts, including felony murder and aggravated kidnapping, in the death of Brandon Shelby. St. Clair was one of four men bound over for trial in the case.

Shelby's body was discovered in the 2200 block of E. North Street, east of the Smoky Hill River bridge, on June 6, 2017. Shelby had been struck on the back of the head multiple times and had been stabbed in the neck five times, an autopsy revealed.

The district court had allowed St. Clair to be released from jail on an appeal bond on Aug. 19, 2021. However, St. Clair later failed to show up for a court date, Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan said on Jan. 7.