Adam Williams

A man wanted in connection with the murder of two individuals last month was arrested Wednesday in Mexico and is now in custody at the Kleberg County Jail, officials confirmed on Thursday morning.

On Wednesday at about 10 p.m., Williams was booked into the Kleberg County Jail on charges of felony theft and assault on a peace officer, with a bond set at $1 million,, officials said Thursday morning.

Kleberg County Sheriff Richard Kirkpatrick said Tuesday an arrest warrant was issued for Adam Curtis Williams, 33, for felony theft in connection with the deaths of James and Michelle Butler, whose bodies were discovered on a Kleberg County beach Oct. 27.

Kirkpatrick said investigators believe Williams is the man driving the Butlers’ stolen vehicle in the photo released by the KCSO Monday morning.

According to a Mexican newspaper, Williams was arrested in Jalisco, Mexico on Wednesday.

The KCSO also identified the woman seen in the photograph, Amanda Noverr, and said she has been found and will be extradited from Mexico. Kirkpatrick said they issued a warrant for her arrest, also for felony theft, and she is expected to be taken to Houston sometime Thursday with a bond set of $1 million.

Officials did not say if the two were suspects in the murder of the Butlers.

Noverr also had a child with her in Mexico, who is expected to be brought back to Texas, Kirkpatrick said.

There are no details on if Williams and Noverr knew the Butlers, and there is no cause of death or motive behind their deaths being released by authorities at this time.

More details into the investigation will not be released to “protect the integrity of the investigation,” John Hubert, Kleberg and Kenedy Counties District Attorney said Thursday.

On Tuesday, Hubert said just after the press conference Monday morning, officials received information regarding the two individuals in the photo they released to the public.

Williams is expected to appear in court in Kleberg County on Friday.

The Butlers had last been seen at the Padre Balli Park around noon on Oct. 14.

The couple’s RV and truck were then parked near Beach Marker 263 on Padre Island, according to a Facebook post by Michelle Butler on Oct. 15, officials said. 

Friends of the couple reportedly told investigators the two were traveling to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and were scheduled to arrive there Nov. 20.

The couple was reported missing by family members on Oct. 16, and the bodies were discovered on Oct. 27.

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