Monday, July 1, 2024

Butler Man Arrested for Domestic Assault

 On June 28, 2024 Bates County was notified of a domestic assault that occurred in Butler. The report was that a male was allegedly assaulting a female and chocking her and then later struck a young child in the back seat. Witnesses provided a video to the Sheriff's Office in an attempt to help identify the truck and the occupants.

Approximately 3 hours later, the Sheriff observed a vehicle pulling into the parking lot of LP Mart in Adrian that matched the description of the truck. The occupants in the truck appeared to be arguing. At the same time dispatch was putting out a call for service dispatching deputies to a residence in regards to the domestic call earlier in Butler. Once on seen the deputies were able to identify the suspect as Justin Hough 2/11/1989.

As Hough exited the parking lot of the LP Mart the Sheriff and an Adrian Police Officer made a traffic stop at 18 Highway and Business 49 in Adrian. Hough had visible signs of scratches on his face and marks on his hands. Hough was taken into custody. The female party was interviewed and serious injuries to her face were documented. Hough was taken to the Bates County Jail were he was booked for Domestic Assault and Child Endangerment.

A hotline was placed to the Child Abuse Hotline so that family services could be involved to ensure the safety of the children. For the time being the children were released to the grandmother.

Hough has been charged with Domestic Assault and Child Endangerment with a bond set at $30,000 Cash Only. Additional charges may be filed once the Prosecutor reviews the entire case file.