Adam Curtis Williams, the man sought in connection with the slaying of a New Hampshire couple in Texas last month, has been captured in Mexico.
He’s accused of stealing the pickup and camper of James and Michelle Butler of Rumney. Their bodies were found in a shallow grave on a beach near Corpus Christi last week. Media outlets have reported the capture took place in Jalisco, Mexico — approximately 800 miles away.
Kleberg County Chief Deputy Jaime Garza said Wednesday evening that Williams “is being transported to Kleberg County Jail from Houston right now.” He said the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office will hold a news conference on Thursday morning.
Authorities released the identity of Williams Tuesday, a day after seeking more information regarding a photo taken of a man and a woman crossing into Mexico in the truck and trailer belonging to the Butlers.
So far, Williams, 33, of Utah, is only wanted on a felony theft charge, authorities said during a news conference in Corpus Christi on Tuesday afternoon. Authorities identified a passenger also being sought as Amanda Noverr, who is also reportedly in custody.
Williams has a lengthy criminal record, including an arrest warrant for rape, first-degree felonies, and forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony, according to The Deseret News in Utah.
In August, he was Tasered by police during a domestic violence call and arrested on charges of aggravated assault, assault by a prisoner and aggravated assault.
He served eight years in federal prison after being convicted on federal firearms and drug charges in 2010, serving an additional six months for possessing contraband.
He was released with five years of supervised release last December.
The Butlers’ family in New Hampshire waited days for the bodies to be identified. A GoFundMe account set up to help the family had raised more than $10,000 on Wednesday evening.
“We will be making arrangements soon to get them home and having services,” Deborah van Loon, James Butler’s sister, said in a GoFundMe post on Wednesday. “The love that we are feeling from communities near and far, is amazing and we love you all.”
On Monday, the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office released a photo from a border crossing into Mexico showing a man and woman in the Butlers’ silver 2018 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck and towing their white Cedar Creek trailer. The next day they identified Williams and Noverr.
The manner of the Butlers’ death has not been released.
The Butlers had been on a cross-country adventure and were camping near Corpus Christi when they were first reported missing by family.
James Butler was 48, Michelle Butler was 46.
They had planned to head to Florida for Nov. 20 to sell Christmas trees when family lost touch.