Man arrested in connection to deadly dog attack case

Daniel Alexander

UPDATE: A Gilbertsville, Kentucky, man has been arrested in connection to a deadly dog attack, Kentucky State Police say.

KSP says 29-year-old Daniel Kai Alexander was arrested Wednesday on charges of tampering with physical evidence and failing to report the death of a person to authorities.

He was jailed in the Marshall County Jail.


MARSHALL COUNTY, KY — Kentucky State Police say charges are expected for a west Kentucky man in connection to a deadly dog attack in Marshall County.

Investigators have said 46-year-old Brian Scott Butler of Benton, Kentucky, died from sharp force trauma caused by a dog attack. A passerby saw his body lying on the side of a roadway in Gilbertsville Saturday night and reported it to authorities.

In a news release Wednesday, KSP says it is seeking an arrest warrant for a Gilbertsville man who allegedly knew about the body and didn’t tell law enforcement and tampered with evidence at the scene.

The release says KSP plans to charge 29-year-old Daniel Kai Alexander with failing in his duty to notify authorities after finding a body and tampering with physical evidence. The first charge is a class B misdemeanor. The second is a class D felony.

State police also say they believe Alexander owns the dogs that attacked Butler. Three pit bulls have been quarantined by Marshall County Animal in relation to the case. In Wednesday’s release, KSP says Alexander owns those dogs, and investigators “feel confident” those dogs are the only dogs that attacked Butler.