Michael Howard Butler Ii, A Convicted Drunk, Died In Prison

Aiexpress –  According to his criminal record, Michael Howard Butler II has had a history of being incarcerated in four different counties since 2009.

Unfortunately, this stint in prison ended up being his final one, which brought great sorrow to those who cared about him.

In the A Block dayroom, a distress call was made for a “medical emergency” when Butler was discovered unresponsive, lying on his back, in his bunk at 9:38 p.m. on Wednesday. Within a minute, staff swiftly initiated life-saving measures. Unfortunately, despite their efforts, the measures were ceased at 10:22 p.m., and the 37-year-old was declared deceased by county officials.

Dauphin County Criminal Investigations Division and DCP Internal Affairs are currently conducting an investigation into his death.

According to court records, Butler had two ongoing court cases at the time of his death. County officials confirmed that he had been committed to the Department of Corrections and Public Safety (DCP) on January 12 for charges of aggravated assault and a bench warrant.


Downplaying the seriousness of his recent charges in the county may be seen in light of his latest court docket, which includes felony aggravated assault, felony strangulation, and summary public drunkenness.

According to the docket for the York County case, the charges against him included misdemeanor habitual offender, misdemeanor driving with a suspended or revoked license, and a summary charge for speeding. The warrant was specifically issued for this case.

In Dauphin, York, Perry, and Cumberland counties, he had previous dockets that involved various charges. These charges included assault, DUI, drugs, endangering the welfare of children, recklessly endangering another person, resisting arrest, and several traffic offenses.

In 2016, he gained significant attention due to a series of drunken incidents, resulting in him being arrested not once, but twice within a span of 24 hours.

According to a report from PennLive, he was initially arrested for indecent exposure at a drive-in movie theater. He had also been urinating from his pick-up truck, which he was not licensed to operate due to a previous conviction related to drinking. During this incident, he collapsed, and his 9-year-old daughter, who was with him in the vehicle, had to call 911 for help.

The following evening, Butler was involved in a crash related to driving under the influence. He caused significant damage to a tree and a large portion of guardrail with the same pick-up truck he used the previous night. The truck subsequently rolled over, resulting in Butler sustaining serious injuries. Due to the severity of his condition, he was airlifted to Penn State Hershey Medical Center for medical treatment. It was reported by CBS21 that police discovered drug paraphernalia inside the pick-up truck.

It remains unclear whether his battle with addiction in the last 15 years played a role in the medical emergency that led to his demise.

At the time of writing, no additional information about his life or funeral arrangements were available. He is survived by his family.

The prison staff would like to express their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Butler.

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