Breaking News: Suspect in Padre Island RVers murders arrested

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(November 6, 2019) — Mexican police have arrested the suspect in the killing of RVers James and Michelle Butler. Adam Curtis Williams, 33, was arrested today, (Nov. 6) in Jalisco, Mexico, a western Mexican state fringing the Pacific Ocean. He is believed to have fled to Mexico along with Amanda Noverr on October 21 at Eagle Pass. It’s not clear if Noverr was also detained.

Adam Curtis Williams

Williams is accused of stealing a truck and trailer belonging to the Butlers, of New Hampshire who were found buried in a shallow grave last week on Padre Island. He has a long history of crime and convictions in Utah. He was released last December from federal prison on a supervised release.

VIDEO OF WILLIAMS BEING ESCORTED TO JAIL. SEE BELOW

Utah court records show that Williams was charged in September with single counts of object rape, a first-degree felony; forcible sodomy, a first-degree felony; and forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony. He was scheduled to appear in Logan, Utah’s 1st District Court on Monday, but did not show up, according to court records. A warrant has been issued for his arrest in connection with the missed court appearance.

Williams is also wanted for failing to appear in court in connection with a case where he was charged with three felonies including aggravated assault and assault by prisoner. Court records show that he did not appear at an Oct. 8 hearing in Logan, causing a bench warrant to be issued.

Read our previous article about this crime and efforts to locate Williams.

BELOW: Adam Curtis Williams, the man charged with felony theft in connection with the deaths of James and Michelle Butler, was arrested in Mexico and extradited back to the U.S. on Wednesday, Nov. 6. This is footage of him being taken to the Kleberg County Jail following his extradition.

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Tim
11 months ago

Anybody who tatoos themselves up that much is just a loser in my book. I’m sure I will be attacked for posting that, but take a close look at them.

Jeff
11 months ago

This guy is your BASIC Career Criminal. Criminal History going back to 2004, making him about 18 years old!

I am also willing to bet, if you dig deeper, you would find he has been in trouble with the Law most of his life! Just another Total LOSER!

Need to put him in the FEDERAL SUPER MAX Prison in Colorado and leave him there!

Brenda G
11 months ago
Reply to  Jeff

I don’t want my tax dollars feeding and housing this POS. If he makes it as far as prison, I hope inmates will “dish out” some justice on him for all of those he has harmed. I’ve heard some call him an “animal”… which I believe to be an insult to all animals. “Don’t mess with Texas”…. Texas, don’t let us down!

lynn
11 months ago
Reply to  Jeff

Anything less than the death penalty is not justice.

mdstudey
11 months ago

I don’t understand how someone with such a violent past and served prison time for those convictions was ever granted bail. It is beyond belief. I have not heard anything more on our local news down here in the RGV, but I read an online report that the woman has also been extradited back to the U.S. Our local news also said they had her three year old child with her. The suspects also were in possession of the couples truck and rv. I did find this article on it.

https://gephardtdaily.com/local/logan-couple-jailed-in-connection-with-texas-murders-makes-first-court-appearance/

Brian
11 months ago
Reply to  mdstudey

then you know how to vote then don`t you

Jeff
11 months ago

i have too agree with the comments on here, if this guy was in jail these people would most likely be alive. People with a history of being in and out of jail need to stay locked up for the rest of there life.
I had my truck broken into in the late 90’s. The guy who broke into my truck has a history of being in and out of jail. Once the guy who broke into my truck gets out of jail he will no longer be under supervision of the state of Wisconsin. Who’s to say this guy will not commit more crimes against me or other people?

Bobby
11 months ago

I couldn’t say strongly enough: 3 felony and you spend life in prison – never getting out. If judges want these types continually released, let them be their next door neighbor. Same with the drunks with 13 DUI and kill a family. They should never drive again and if they do – they get life to protect the REST of us.

Billy Bob Thorton
11 months ago

Ok, who ever said profiling is too PC, is really dumb. This dude stumbling around the beach near my unit, I’m hooking up and leaving yesterday.

Jeff
11 months ago

These are NOT human beings! Just Human Waste!

This guy needs to be buried under the Jail and not get “3 HOTS and a COT” everyday at Taxpayers expense.

I hope with some luck, the woman who was with him will simply turn on this creature and tell the whole story of what happened on Padre Island!

I have read stories (they are all over the internet) about recovering the truck they stold, but where is the Trailer?? Oh, and don’t forget the 3 Cats the Butlers had too!

Had this creature not been released in Utah, with the promise to come back, the Butlers would probably still be alive!

OK, off the soapbox once again!

You all be safe out there and watch your backs!

Dennis
11 months ago
Reply to  Jeff

This scum should be given one of two choices, head first, or, feet first into the wood chipper.

David Allen
11 months ago

Multiple arrests. Just got out of Prison. Supervised release. Commits more crimes. Flees state and kills two people. And people think rehabilitation works.

Alvin
11 months ago
Reply to  David Allen

This waste of human flesh if he’d had the brains to go north instead of south, that be crossing into Canada, we Canadian taxpayers would have had him as our guest probably for the rest of his life.
The rules here say we will not extradite anyone who risks the death sentence in his home country. Canada, not that I wish to announce it from the roof tops, is one dandy place for drug dealers & scum like this.
Kudos to Mexican officials for doing the right thing. I can only hope for a quick trial (hahahah) and a quick exit for this guy. Yes I know that’s wishful thinking especially in the wonderful state of CA.

PennyPA
11 months ago

Kudos to the Mexican police!!

Ran
11 months ago

Another good reason to have your own personal protection, and train your co-pilot on how to use it! Whether Mace, gun or other…..Practice, Practice, Practice! Sad we have to watch our backs so much nowadays. We, as avid campers, need to keep an eye out for each other!

Alvin
11 months ago
Reply to  Ran

OK for Americans, you get the first shot if you carry a gun, can of mace or any other form of personal protection.
Don’t even dream of any of it in Canada, where a member of the public regardless of circumstance CANNOT carry a gun or any other form of what can be perceived as personal protection – the bad guy gets the first second and third hit, while you are required by law to sit through the assault and “call Police”.

Check it out, Americans are arrested by the score each year trying to enter my country with stuff they judge as normal carry a few feet away in America. Those who do their homework generally have no trouble, those who don’t can experience a short stay or worse.

Karin S.
11 months ago
Reply to  Ran

Let me start off by saying I totally agree about carrying personal protection. That said, we don’t know at all if the victims were carrying protection or not. They very well could have been. Since there was a female partner involved, many times that changes how folks react to strangers. People are more apt to trust a female over a male. Females can falsely lull folks into thinking they are safe. We see it over and over. Sadly, we have to suspect everyone. I know you mean well, but at my first reading of your post, it came across that if they would have had a weapon they would still be alive. I mean no disrespect to you, so please do not take it that way. I am a retired police officer and sadly I trust no one. I hate to feel that way, but I saw too much over my 25 year career. I first assume the worst until proven otherwise. I’m not a jerk about it, just very cautious.

I also agree with you about “we as avid campers need to keep an eye out for each other.” When we see folks walking about in campgrounds that don’t look like they belong, (not associated with an RV), or someone walking in and out of other peoples camp site, my police instincts kick in and I start to overtly watch them. People with ill intentions do like attention. I will be either overly “polite” and ask if they need help, or I just stand there watching. I’ve had this happen a few times and the person skulking about walked away. I then reported them to the camp host. It’s hard to turn off the police switch, even in my retirement status. 🙂 I also carry concealed. Thanks to former President George W. Bush, I get to carry US wide.

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
11 months ago
Reply to  Karin S.

Thanks for your comments, Karin. Did you mean, “People with ill intentions do [not] like attention.”? If so, I can go in and fix it. And thank you for your long career in law enforcement! —Diane at RVtravel.com

Kat
11 months ago
Reply to  Karin S.

That makes 2 of us Karin. I retired from law enforcement after 32 years and it does leave you somewhat tainted. I enjoy talking with people but I try never to put myself in a vulnerable position. But, as cautious as a person can be, there is no guarantee. Always look after your neighbor and remember it’s better to report in error than to not report and wish you had.

Brenda G
11 months ago

Please, include this photo and addt’l info (Instead of the clean-cut one at top of your) article) to gain full insight of this heinous individual.

https://www.abc4.com/news/top-stories/2-bodies-found-at-texas-beach-are-new-hampshire-couple/

Karin S.
11 months ago
Reply to  Brenda G

I totally agree with you!!! Good catch.

Admin
RV Staff (@rvstaff)
11 months ago
Reply to  Karin S.

Thanks, Karin and Brenda. I would suggest you just look at this guy in the video at the bottom of the article. —Diane at RVtravel.com

Equalizer
11 months ago

First order of business…Change that monster from a rooster to a hen.