Third man arrested in connection with homicide of man found dead near Bel Aire

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Update Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office arrests a third man in connection with the murder of 30-year-old Christian Hernandez, found dead near Bel Aire last Wednesday morning (Nov. 27, 2019).

While the investigation is ongoing, the sheriff's office confirms 40-year-old Dustyn Brown, 30-year-old Efrain Daniel Arroyo II and 33-year-old Thomas Ray Armstrong are three currently facing charges in the case.

A 28-year-old woman previously was held in connection with the case, but jail records show she was released without prejudice on the related charges of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery.

Brown also faces one count each of those charges, as well as three counts of criminal possession of a firearm, jail records show.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office says Arroyo and Armstrong
were both arrested Saturday and booked on charges of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery, and first-degree murder in connection with Hernandez's death.

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The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office says it's made a third arrest in connection with an active investigation into the murder of a man found dead near Bel Aire Wednesday morning (Nov. 27, 2019).

The daily booking report from the Sedgwick County Jail shows that Monday, a woman named Whitney Dukes was arrested on a case related to the death of 30-year-old Christian Hernandez.

Arresting charges against Dukes, 28, include aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery and failure to appear in court. She was arrested in the 4300 block of South Englewood Street, in southeast Wichita. Sedgwick County Sheriff's Lt. Tim Myers confirms Dukes' connection on the case, but did not detail the suspected involvement as the investigation into Hernandez's death continues.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old Efrain Daniel Arroyo II and 33-year-old Thomas Ray Armstrong
were both booked on charges of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery, and first-degree murder in connection with Hernandez's death.