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Buttery appeals 35-year sentence

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Russellville man who received a 35-year prison term March 2 in Putnam County Circuit Court on March 2 is appealing his sentence.

Chad Buttery, 28, was convicted by a jury on Jan. 15 of Class B felony dealing in methamphetamine and Class C felonies possession of anhydrous ammonia and possession of chemical reagents. In addition, the jury found that Buttery should be deemed a habitual offender.

Judge Matthew Headley sentenced Buttery to two six-year sentences with four years executed and two years probation on each of the Class C felonies, which will run concurrently to each other and consecutively with a 14-year, all-executed sentence for the Class B felony. Headley then enhanced Buttery's sentence by 15 years for the habitual offender designation.

Buttery -- who admitted in court that he had struggled with meth addiction for some time -- maintained his innocence for the crimes he was convicted of on March 2.

Buttery was arrested in Oct. 3. After a traffic stop for a non-working license plate light by a Greencastle Police Department officer led to a vehicle search. That search turned up meth precursors and the components of a rolling meth lab.

Buttery fled from the vehicle, but was apprehended shortly after the traffic stop.

A pre-sentence investigation revealed that Buttery had been involved in 19 Putnam County court cases.


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Wasn't there something with him being found at a place where a marijuana grow operation was found? What happened with that?

-- Posted by Hoosier n PA on Thu, May 14, 2009, at 7:56 AM

SLAP THIS CONVICT WITH THE LONGEST SENTENCE

AND DO NOT GIVE HIM A BREAK.....

BREAK THE LAW , NOW DO YOUR TIME....

INNOCENCE FOR THE CRIMES...

YEAH RIGHT........

WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE LIKE THIS STAY IN JAIL

THEY DO NOT SEEM TO EVER LEARN THERE LESSON....

-- Posted by takeastand on Thu, May 14, 2009, at 8:44 AM

Wasn't "someone" on here before, whining and defending this moron saying it wasn't fair he was deemed a habitual offender? 19 previous court cases??!! What else would you call it? Put all 3 Buttery brothers in the same cell and throw away the key!! How many times will it take before people will see that they will never change? How proud their parents must be!

-- Posted by putnammom on Thu, May 14, 2009, at 9:23 AM

I can not beleive it took 19 previous cases for the "system" to figure out that this guy is a LOSER. And if he was so innocent then why did he flee; because he knew he was caught and running out of chances. Society is better off with him in jail. I feel for his parents, hopefully they did not condone his actions.

-- Posted by tjchopper on Thu, May 14, 2009, at 11:25 AM

Can't accept the punishment don't do the crime.

-- Posted by floyd'srangerriders on Thu, May 14, 2009, at 11:28 AM

Chad will not change, and has proved this over, and over again. He is a cancer in our society that needs this habitual extension for his best-interest and the public's best-interest.

Besides, he looks good in orange jumpers. Just do your time, Buttery!

-- Posted by GRNT on Fri, May 15, 2009, at 1:53 PM

well for one thing he has not been in trouble 19 times they need to get there stories straight

-- Posted by GRANNY 14 on Sat, May 16, 2009, at 11:58 AM

all u too gooders with the closet full of skeletons needs o hope all ur dirt never comes to light and u never have to have prejudiced jurors and judges hear ur case! or it may be ur own good kids one day!until u walk a mile in someones shoes, u never know what happened or why they made mistakes or how addiction works! although im so sure the same idiots making comments have been themselves an addict or had someone they loved or cared for whos an addict! and oops! remember that saying those that throw stones? god is the only perfect person!

-- Posted by jordan1 on Mon, May 25, 2009, at 3:04 PM


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