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Man sentenced on drug and copper wire theft charges


Joseph Clayton Butler

Joseph Clayton Butler

A Cedar Springs man that was arrested in February, for stealing and selling copper wire and for possession of drugs, has been sentenced to prison.

The Kent County Sheriff Department had asked for the public’s help in finding Joseph Clayton Butler, 35, who was wanted for stealing and reselling copper wire. He was arrested on Main Street in Cedar Springs on February 10. During the arrest, he was found to be in possession of heroin and components of a meth lab.

Butler was sentenced on April 14 to a minimum of six years and a maximum of 20 years in prison, on one count of operating/maintaining a meth lab. He was also sentenced to a minimum of one year four months and a maximum of five years for buying/selling stolen nonferrous metals, first offense.

Butler is the younger brother of Jason Andrew Butler, the suspect arrested last week for maintaining a meth lab (see story here).

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Police arrest one brother and seek another


 

Jason Andrew Butler

Jason Andrew Butler

Joseph Clayton Butler

Joseph Clayton Butler

The Kent County Sheriff Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect charged with copper wire theft.

According to Sgt. Jason Kelley, of the Cedar Springs Unit of the Kent County Sheriff Department, an area business reported the theft of valuable copper wire on January 12, 2015. The wire was later sold in Grand Rapids, which led them to the identity of the suspect—Joseph Clayton Butler, 34. Butler was also arrested on wire theft two years ago.

On Wednesday, January 21, the Kent County Prosecutor’s office authorized charges against Joseph Butler of buying/selling stolen scrap metal, a 5-year felony.  Police are currently looking for him, and if you have any information on where he is, please contact Detective Rob Porter at (616) 632-6017, Detective Mike Hopkins at (616) 632-6015, or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.

During the course of the investigation, they came across Joseph’s brother, Jason Andrew Butler. On January 15, the KCSD investigated the theft and unlawful use of a credit card in the City of Cedar Springs. Jason Butler, 36, of Cedar Springs, was identified as the suspect, and was arrested on four warrants out of Ionia County, including forgery, a domestic charge and two contempt charges. He was lodged at the Kent County jail and then transferred to Ionia County.

On Wednesday, January 21, the Kent County Prosecutor’s office authorized charges against Jason Butler for two counts of stealing/retaining a financial transaction device. He will be arraigned in Kent County after facing the Ionia County charges.

 

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