Crime Stoppers Tip Leads Police To Registered Offender

By: Josh Mabry/Melissa Brunner
By: Josh Mabry/Melissa Brunner

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Crime Stoppers tip led police to a violent offender who earlier in the day they'd featured in a public call for assistance to located.

Crime Stoppers Det. Doug Searcy says Deshana S. Nelson was located 2129 SE Kentucky. Nelson was Crime Stoppers "Featured Registered Offender" in a news release earlier in the day Tuesday.

Nelson was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for an August 2002 fatal stabbing in central Topeka. Authorities were looking for her because she had not properly registered with authorities, as the courts required.

Further information on Topeka Crime Stoppers:
Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up to $2,000 for information leading to arrests in various crimes in the Topeka community.

People can report tips anonymously by calling 785-234-0007

Submit a tip to

Text message your tip to 274637 (Crimes), then type “TOPTIP” at the start of your message.

The Crime Stoppers “Offender of the Week” and Eligibility for Rewards can be viewed at

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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