Offender death at Northeast Correctional Center
At 12:37 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014, offender Robert Butcher #1078917, confined at Northeast Correctional Center in Bowling Green, was pronounced dead at SSM DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton.
Mr. Butcher was a 44-year-old male serving a 12-year sentence for Possession of a Controlled Substance from Christian County, two counts of Burglary in the second degree from Christian County, Possession of Burglary Tools from Christian County, two counts of Criminal Non-Support from Green County, Tampering in the First Degree from Green County, two counts of Non-support from Green County, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance from Green County, and Traffic in Drugs/Attempt to Traffic in Drugs in the First Degree/Over Statutory Limit. Mr. Butcher was received in the Missouri Department of Corrections on May 17, 2002.
A autopsy will be performed. The department does not suspect foul play was involved.