Butler Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • 2nd person charged in June death of Erie woman

    Wednesday Aug 19 | via Erie Times News 

    An Erie man initially called a "person of interest" in the beating and suffocation death of a city woman who was found dead in her eastside home on June 23 has been charged with participating in her killing. Marquis D. Evans, 25, was brought back to Erie from Butler County on Wednesday and was arraigned by Erie 4th Ward District Judge Tom Robie on charges including conspiracy to commit homicide, homicide, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, unlawful restraint and access device fraud in the death of Sherry Lyons, 58. Lyons was found dead in the basement of her East 27th Street home on June 23, after family members summoned city police to the residence.


    Related Topix: Erie, PA, Erie County, PA, Butler, PA

  • Prison escapee not causing problems in Butler prison

    Monday Aug 17 | via Butler Eagle 

    The man who escaped from jail in Armstrong County and allegedly killed a woman while on the lam is living incident-free at the Butler County Prison. Robert E. Crissman on July 30 walked out of an unlocked door at the Armstrong County Jail.


    Related Topix: Butler, PA, Armstrong County, PA

  • Butler prison ups guards after Armstrong County Jail...

    Thursday Aug 6 | via Butler Eagle 

    On Monday, Warden Joe DeMore added an extra guard to watch over inmates who do work such as cut grass or unload trucks at the prison dock. He said he made the change in response to the escape of inmate Robert E. Crissman from the Armstrong County Jail.


    Related Topix: Prison, Butler, PA

  • Captured jail escapee now coming to Butler prison

    Jul 30, 2015 | via Butler Eagle 

    The man who escaped Armstrong County Jail and allegedly strangling and beating a woman to death is to be placed in the Butler County Prison today. Robert Crissman, 38, of Templeton is charged with homicide, escaping prison, aggravated assault of a police officer, and theft of a gun and two trucks, according to Scott Andreassi, Armstrong County District Attorney.


    Related Topix: Armstrong County, PA, Butler, PA, Templeton, PA

Butler Law

First DUI, in PA, unclear about somethings?
I got my first DUI. The officer pulled me over, and I blew a .11. My boyfriend was in the car too, and blew under the legal limit so they let him drive my car back to the barracks, while he drove me in the back of the cop car, cuffed. I had to do another breathalyzer at the station & blew a .11 again. They fingerprinted me & released me to my boyfriend. So what now? Will I get papers in the mail? The officer said something about appearing in front of the judge in the area where I was pulled over, and then I can "take it to the courthouse if I want" What will happen at that first hearing? Do I HAVE to "take it to the courthouse"? I just want this nightmare to be over! Any advice is helpful!
Ot sounds like you are going to get charged with DUI. Probably a mid tier. If its your first offense with no priors...
Pennsylvania 1st DUI ARD eligibility requirements?
I am a 29 yr old female and recently received a dui in Butler county, Pennsylvania. The night of my dui my BAC was rather high at approx .26. I'm concerned over my eligibility for entrance into the ARD program. Granted this is my first DUI, but I received an underage drinking when I was 19, and also was arrested on an assault charge approx 5 years ago against my previous boyfriend. The charges were ultimately dropped, therefore my assumption is they will have no bearing on the judges decision to offer ARD. Other then the two above mentioned issues I've had a clean record with the exception of a few traffic violations (speeding). My last concern has to do with the scram ankle bracelet. Is this something that the judge would typically issue for a first dui? ARD eligible?
Contact a local qualified criminal defense attorney to review your case, your options and possible defenses. Many of us...
Do I need a DUI attorney?
I was recently arrested in Butler County, PA for a first time DUI. I have absolutely no criminal record, and was wondering if attorney representation is required for acceptance into the ARD program?
Yes, you absolutely must have an attorney. It is required. In fact, I have represented clients for DUI in Bradford...
Will I be removed from ARD
I am currently in the ARD program and have been since October 7th. Part of the requirements to get through it was 25 hours of community service and have proof of that within 30 days of completion of the ARD program. I completed those hours but made a mistake and thought I was finished on April 7th instead of March 7th. I just received a letter in the mail for a ARD re-hearing for failure to complete community service. Again, I completed my community service I just made a mistake of when it was due is there anything I can do to avoid the hearing and if not is there anyway to not get removed from the program because of my mistake
Hard to say. Since you did finish the community service requirement there is a reasonable chance they will just give...
In Pa if serving mandatory 2 months for driving while suspended DUI must he serve the 2 months or get time off good behavior
Currently he is serving mandatory in Butler
I believe he could receive some good time-earned time, to reduce it by a few days. The prison system, and possibly a...
I was drinking and driving and caused an accident with injuries this is my first time ive drank and drove what am i facing
BAC was done at hospital it was .186
I primarily practice in Butler County so I can speak to this specifically. Generally, if you have no prior offenses...
Are you drug tested while on the ard program in PA
The ard is for marijuanna possession
Please refer to my response to your first question on this subject. Good luck.