GILBERTSVILLE – Kentucky State Police have arrested Daniel Kai Alexander, 29, of Gilbertsville on a felony arrest warrant, according to a press release from KSP Post 1. 

Alexander was taken into custody Wednesday by Trooper Eric West and was transported to the Marshall County Jail. The arrest stemmed from the death investigation of Brian S. Butler which began June 29. Alexander was one of the owners of three pit bulls that have been quarantined by Marshall County Animal Control. 

According to the release, the KSP investigation has shown that Alexander tampered with physical evidence at the scene on June 29. The investigation has also shown that Alexander had knowledge of Butler’s body on McCoy Lane, and did not contact proper authorities. Butler’s body was located later that evening by a passing motorist who called 911. 

Alexander was charged with Tampering With Physical Evidence (Class D Felony), as well as Duty of Person, Hospital, or Institution to Report Death of Person (Class B Misdemeanor).

At this time the Kentucky State Police feel confident that the three pit bulls belonging to Alexander were the only dog(s) responsible for the attack on Butler. However, the community of Gilbertsville is urged to exercise caution towards any roaming dogs in the area. 

The death investigation continues by KSP Detective Brian Hill.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. 

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