Suspect Arrested for Shooting in Butler

In the early morning hours of September 5th, the Butler Police Department along with Bates County Sheriff’s Deputies and Bates County EMS responded to a report of a male that had been shot after an altercation in the 600 block of West Harrison Street in Butler.

When officers arrived on scene, they were informed that a male in his 40s was shot in the arm and had fled the shooting scene to a residence in the 600 block of Dakota Street near Orange Street. 

Bates County EMS and Butler Police arrived at the address on Dakota Street to find a male with a gunshot wound to the arm. He was taken to BCMH and treated for his injuries; He was later released.

A male who resides at the 600 block of Harrison address was identified as 37-year-old Joshua Leon Hawkins. He was arrested and taken into custody without incident.

Mr. Hawkins was charged with 1.) Assault – First Degree and he is currently being held in the Bates County Jail on a $100,000 cash only bond. 

More charges on Hawkins are pending currently.

Story Courtesy of Mid America Live