Dec 01, 2019 6:42 PM

SPD: Murder suspect arrested in north Salina case

Posted Dec 01, 2019 6:42 PM

Melani Grubbs. Photo courtesy Saline County Sheriff's Office

The Salina Police Department has released information concerning an alleged murder in north Salina on Saturday.

At approximately 4:26 p.m. on Saturday Salina Fire Department EMS and Salina Police officers were dispatched to a residence at 1100 North 10th Street for a medical emergency. Upon arrival, responders found 52-year-old Phillip R. Grubbs, Jr., deceased, according to information from the Salina Police Department. Phillip Grubbs was a resident at that location. 

Through the police investigation, Melani Grubbs, age 60, was identified as a suspect in Phillip Grubbs’ murder, the police release noted. Melani was Phillip Grubbs’ wife and also resides at 1100 North 10th Street, according to the release. 

Melani Gubbs has been booked into the Salina County Jail with requested charges including one count of second degree murder and one count of felon in possession of a firearm, the police release stated.

This police investigation is on-going. If you have any information concerning this event, call Crimestoppers at 825-TIPS, text SATIPS to CRIMES (274637, or visit and follow the Crimestoppers link to submit a web tip. You may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 and you are not required to give your name.