2 more charged in Butterfield murder
Carthage men being held in Jasper County jail
Two more men have been charged in connection to the alleged murder of a Monett man in Butterfield on May 28.
Carlos Gutierrez, 19, and Jonathan Renteria-Marquez, 20, both of Carthage, each face charges of second-degree murder, second-degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence.
According to probable cause statements filed by Det. Doug Henry, with the Barry County Sheriff’s Office, Gutierrez and Renteria-Marquez were in the vehicle with Dylan Williams, 21, of Pierce City, when Williams allegedly shot Anderson to death near Farm Road 1078 and Farm Road 2140 near Butterfield.
Williams, Gutierrez and Renteria-Marquez were all in Anderson’s vehicle when the alleged crime was committed, and Williams told detectives the purpose for taking Anderson out driving was to “rob him of his drugs and money.” Gutierrez and Renteria-Marquez were punching and hitting Anderson from the back seat, and as the situation escalated, a firearm was produced and Anderson was shot.
Another witness interviewed in the course of the investigation said Anderson was given $400 the evening prior to the murder to buy marijuana from Williams, Gutierrez and Renteria-Marquez. Williams said Gutierrez and Renteria-Marquez took all the money and drugs with them back to Carthage.
Henry said another witness said he picked up Williams, Gutierrez and Renteria-Marquez, all of whom were in Anderson’s vehicle, which was set on fire on Farm Road 1090 south of Monett. That witness was unaware of what had occurred in Butterfield earlier.
The witness took the group to a business on Broadway in Monett, where all four got into a white Prius and went to a gas station in Monett where the group was filmed together on security cameras. Gutierrez and Renteria-Marquez were arrested on June 6 in the same Prius.
During the stop at the gas station, Gutierrez was on the phone with a person being held in the Jasper County jail, and according to phone records, said he “can’t tell her what happened because the line is recorded and he could go to prison.” He also told the person, “she would look at him different now.”
The witness who gave the ride to the three charged said Williams, Gutierrez and Renteria-Marquez burned their shoes, hoodies and Anderson’s wallet on a back road east of Purdy after the alleged killing. Henry said in the probable cause statement this was most likely to destroy any physical evidence of the crime, which is the reasoning behind the tampering felony.
Williams, who allegedly pulled the trigger in the murder, is charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm.
The firearm allegedly used to shoot Anderson, a F&N FNX .45 semiauto handgun, was found at the home, and Williams allegedly confessed to taking it from the scene and being in possession of it at the Central Avenue residence. Shell casings found at the crime scene were also .45-caliber.
The probable cause statement notes that Williams allegedly confessed to being under the influence of alcohol and Xanax at the time of the shooting.
Williams is being held on a $500,000, cash-only bond. He had an initial appearance on Tuesday in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.
Gutierrez and Renteria-Marquez were officially charged on Tuesday morning. Their court dates have not yet been set.