By Russ and Tiña De Maris
More charges, jail moves, and a gag order were new developments in a case related to the deaths of two RVers in Texas. James and Michelle Butler were killed sometime in October on Padre Island, their bodies left in a shallow grave, and their truck and trailer stolen. While no one has been charged with their murder, two people have been charged with the theft of their pickup, and both appeared in the news during this last week.
Adam Curtis Williams, of Utah, is now facing new charges, in addition to the felony theft charges filed against him in the Butler case. Williams is facing seven charges, three of which are sex-related, all from Cache County, Utah. The former charges include rape, sodomy, and sex abuse; the others include aggravated assault, assault by prisoner, interference with arresting officer, unlawful purchase by interdicted person and intoxication. His present bail is set at $1 million.
Williams’ accomplice in the theft of the Butlers’ pickup truck, 32-year-old Amanda Noverr, was originally booked into jail November 8 at Kleberg County Jail in Texas on a theft charge. However, she has since been transferred to the San Patricio County Jail, about 40 miles away from the Kleberg County lockup for what authorities describe as “security and safety reasons.”
Neither have been charged directly with the murders of the Butlers, nor will the authorities comment on whether they are suspects in that foul play. However, last Wednesday, the Sheriff’s department said they could no longer comment on the cases as a judge had issued a gag order.