A reported disturbance Saturday at a house in Wright resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly broke into the house and hit another man in the head.

A reported disturbance Saturday at a house in Wright resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly broke into the house and hit another man in the head.


Richard Butters, 47, was allegedly too intoxicated to be interviewed when he was arrested, Sheriff’s Deputy Glenn Barnes said during testimony Tuesday in Jefferson County District Court.


Barnes said the alleged victim told him that he was sleeping when Butters came into the house and hit him on the head.


The alleged victim said he ran outside and deputies were called. When they arrived and went in, they found a .22-caliber handgun on the floor about 10 feet from where Butters was lying on his back.


Barnes said Butters had a magazine for the gun in his back pocket and said the alleged victim refused medical attention.


Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said Butters was previously convicted of first-degree battery in 1991, for which he was sentenced to prison, and has a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm stemming from an incident earlier this year pending.


Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 cash-only bond for Butters after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with residential burglary and being a felon in possession of a firearm.


Butters was also ordered to have no contract with the alleged victim until the case is settled.


The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Butters.