Scotland deputy who rescued woman in 2011 dies
Posted August 19, 2012
Updated August 20, 2012
Laurinburg, N.C. — A Scotland County sheriff's deputy who rescued a woman trapped inside her trunk during a 2011 kidnapping died Sunday, authorities said.
It wasn't clear how or when Lt. Tommy Butler died, but officials with the sheriff's office confirmed the news late Sunday.
In February 2011, Butler said God put him in the right place at the right time to rescue a woman who had been kidnapped by a man and his girlfriend and forced to drive at gunpoint.
No other information about Butler's death has been released.