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UPDATE: Couple believed to be linked with death of New Hampshire couple arrested



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UPDATE: Two suspects were arrested in Mexico after surveillance video captured the two driving in the Butlers’ stolen vehicle.

Sources with KZTV say 33-year-old Adam Curtis Williams was arrested Wednesday and transported to Kleberg County later that night.

The second suspect, Amanda Noverr, is expected to be transported to Kleberg County sometime Thursday afternoon.

Reports say the surveillance video was captured October 21, two days before James and Michell Butler were reported missing.

The couple’s truck was captured on camera crossing the U.S./Mexico border at Eagle Pass/Piedra Negras.

Officials released a photo of the driver and passenger, later identifying them as Williams and Noverr.

Williams is being Charged with Felony Theft and is expected to make a court appearance Friday morning.

Sources with USAToday report his bond has been set at $1 million.

Noverr was originally a person of interest in this case, says KZTV, but is now being Charged with Felony Theft as well.

Her bond will also be set at $1 million.

KZTV also confirmed Noverr’s child was with the two.

USAToday reports the child will be brought back to the U.S. with Noverr.

Officials would not say if Williams and Noverr are suspects in the Butlers murder.

Texas Breaking News will update you once more information is available.

KLEBERG COUNTY, Texas A New Hampshire couple that was reported missing in October has been confirmed dead by Kleberg County law enforcement.

48-year-old James Lawrence Butler III and 46-year-old Michell Elaine Butler were reported missing by friends and family on October 23 of this year.

According to a media release from the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office, the couple were last known to have set up their truck and RV trailer near Beach Marker 263 on South Padre Island on or about Tuesday, October 15.

A friend of the couple told officials they had last contacted the Butlers on October 16.

On Sunday, October 27 a Kleberg County Deputy discovered what appeared to be human remains near Beach Marker 263.

Sources say the site was secured and protected due to night fall approaching.

Several law enforcement officers reportedly arrived at the site the next morning and began investigating.

The team recovered the remains of two individuals, one male and one female.

The bodies were transported to the Nueces Medical Examiner’s Office where autopsies were conducted per the orders of the Justice of Peace Precinct 4, Kleberg County, Cheque DelaPaz.

The death of the two individuals was ruled as a homicide following the autopsies.

Reports say the bodies were positively identified as James and Michell.

The Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office notified the family of the decedents on Monday, October 28.

This is an ongoing investigation and Texas Breaking News will update you when more information is available.

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Former police officers accused of providing false information that caused deadly drug raid



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HOUSTON, Texas — A thorough investigation has led to the arrest of two former Houston police officers accused of providing false information that caused a deadly drug raid earlier this year.

Sources from FOX News say former officers Gerald Goines (left) and Steven Bryant (right) were arrested in connection with the drug raid that occurred on January 28.

A civilian identified as Patricia Garcia was also arrested due to her alleged involvement in the incident.

Reports say 58-year-old Rhogena Nicholas and 59-year-old Dennis Tuttle were killed in their home during the drug raid.

Five officers were wounded as well, according to FOX, including Goines who was shot during the raid.

Goines is reportedly being Charged with seven counts, including lying in a search warrant and making up an informant who he allegedly said had bought drugs from the home.

He allegedly confessed to buying the drugs himself.

Bryant has been Charged with falsifying records, having allegedly claimed he identified a substance bought from the home as heroin.

FOX says Garcia was Charged with providing false information.

Garcia allegedly called 911 and claimed the people inside the home were drug dealers that were using crack and heroin.

According to the DOJ, she reportedly told police that she could see her daughter inside the home.

Reports say police went to the residence after receiving the call from Garcia.

Gunfire erupted inside the home, leaving Rhogena and Dennis dead and five officers injured.

One of the officers was left paralyzed after the raid, according to FOX.

Goines and Bryant were reportedly relieved of duty after the raid and retired.

Police say they realized Goines had made up the informant when they could not find him during the investigation into the incident.

Authorities reportedly found small amounts of marijuana and cocaine inside the home, but no heroin.

FOX says family and friends of Rhogena and Dennis told police the two never sold drugs.

Goines is reportedly facing up to life in prison.

Sources say Bryant is facing up to 20 years if he is convicted.

Garcia is facing up to five years in prison.

Sources say the former officers are facing state Charges as well.

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Deputy accused of stealing from tornado-damaged Home Depot he was guarding



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DALLAS, Texas — A Dallas County Deputy was arrested earlier this afternoon for allegedly stealing from a Home Depot that had been badly damaged by a tornado last month.

The deputy’s mugshot and bond information are currently unavailable.

Sources with CBSDFW say the Deputy, identified as Joseph Bobadilla, had been working off-duty as a guard at the Home Depot located on Forest Lane.

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department said Bobadilla has been Charged with Theft of Property worth $750 to $2,500, which will be enhanced due to him being a public servant.

Bobadilla allegedly took products from the damaged store, exchanged them at a different Home Depot for store credit, and used that credit to purchase items.

CBSDFW says police removed a new laundry machine from Bobadilla’s home after executing a search warrant at his residence.

“The Dallas Sheriff’s Office does not condone or support employees that break the law,” said Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown. “Our core values are integrity, professionalism and accountability and as a result, we will follow the proper procedures and guidelines in place to uphold the law and ensure the deputy is held responsible for his actions.”

Texas Breaking News will update you once more information on this ongoing investigation is available.

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Gun owner shot and killed while trying to stop robbery



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HOUSTON, Texas Houston Police are searching for two male suspects who shot and killed a man while robbing a pawn shop.

According to the Houston Chronicle, the robbery took place Wednesday night in southwest Houston when two masked men entered the EZ Pawn store located in the 6000 block of Bellaire Boulevard.

Police say the masked men forced employees onto their knees and rushed to the back of the store while a citizen with a licensed concealed handgun waited for them to return to the front of the store.

Once the suspected robbers went back to the front, the citizen drew his gun and reportedly exchanged gunfire with the two suspects.

Sources say the citizen was struck several times and fell to the floor.

The suspects then fled the scene; Police are not sure if either of them was shot.

The injured gunowner was rushed to a nearby hospital where sources say he was pronounced dead.

The two suspects are still at large and are currently wanted by law enforcement.

They are only described as black males in their early to mid-20s.

One suspect was wearing a white jacket and grey hood, blue sweatpants, white shoes and a black mask.

The other suspect wore a grey hoodie, white pants, white shoes and a red mask.

If you have any information on the suspects, contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.


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