UPDATE: Man charged in Saline County double homicide

2 years 1 month 1 week ago Friday, June 10 2016 Jun 10, 2016 Friday, June 10, 2016 5:22:00 PM CDT June 10, 2016 in News
By: Brendon Baker, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

SLATER - The Saline County Sheriff's Department confirmed Friday night they took Donald Bruce Owens into custody, hours after naming him as a person of interest in Thursday's double homicide.

The Slater Police Department was notified of the death of Ryan Sanders, 35, at 2 a.m. Thursday. He was found shot on the 800 Block of Park Place and died at the hospital.

Police found Bonnie Charlene Hupp, 83, dead at Nickel Avenue at 8 a.m. the same day. The Saline County Sheriff said Hupp died from a gunshot wound.

The Saline County Sheriff's Department said Saturday Owens has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and one count of first-degree burglary. 

The Saline County Circuit Clerk said Monday Owens has a counsel hearing scheduled for Wednesday, June 15.

[Editor's note: This story has been updated with the latest information.]

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