Bates County Sheriff’s Office; One Dead in Rural Butler Following Monday Morning Storms

On May 4th, at approximately 10:30 am, the Bates County Sheriffs Office recieved a call in reference to the storm damaging a house. The storm had downed a tree into a home in rural Butler. Deputies along with Butler Fire, Amsterdam Fire and the Bates County EMS responded to the scene. Additional equipment was requested from chainsaws to a large excavator. Sutton Construction Company of Butler responded with an excavator to assist in the rescue efforts. Unfortunately the incident resulted in one death. Until family of the deceased has been notified the name will not be released. Our prayers go out to the family and friends of the deceased.