NewsLocal News

Actions

Indictments revealed in New Hampshire couple's disappearance

Adam Williams
Posted at 12:03 PM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 18:16:54-05

KINGSVILLE, Texas  — Indictments have been announced in Kleberg County against Adam Williams and Amanda Noverr.

But those charges are not for murder or capital murder.

They were arrested back in November after they were seen driving a stolen truck into Mexico.

Their indictments are for tampering with evidence, felony theft and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

But none of them are for murder or capital murder in the deaths of James and Michelle Butler.

The New Hampshire couple vanished in October and their bodies were later found buried at Padre Island.

The suspects were seen driving the Butler's stolen truck before they were arrested in Mexico in November.

While murder or capital murder charges still remain a possibility, Kleberg County District Attorney John T. Hubert could not give much information about the status of that investigation.

He did say the indictments announced today had to do with state law.

In Texas, if you're not indicted within 90 days of your arrest, you're entitled to a reasonable bond.

But the indictments give prosecutors time to keep working on other possible charges.

"At this point, we're still waiting on evidence," Hubert said. "There's a lot of evidence that has to be tested. And we've decided not to file those at this time. We're going to wait and see what the evidence shows to see if they're appropriate or not."

The district attorney would not say where Williams and Noverr are being held at this time.

He did say they are being held on bonds totaling $1.2 million apiece.

And no trial date has been set for the indictments announced today.