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Suspect in Chief's Killing Kept In Single Cell In Jail

Suspect in Chief's Killing Kept In Single Cell In Jail

Oregon Live via YellowBrix

January 08, 2011

RAINIER, ORE – Daniel Armaugh Butts, the 21-year-old man accused of killing Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter, is in a solitary cell in Columbia County Jail.

A spokesperson for the jail said he’s being kept away from other prisoners because of the severity of the charges. He faces an allegation of aggravated murder, which could carry the death penalty.

Butts is accused of killing Painter with the chief’s service weapon on Wednesday at the Sound Authority, an audio store in Rainier. The Oregon medical examiner’s office said Painter died to a gunshot wound to the head. Butts, following a shootout with police, was hit in the back and hospitalized in Portland before being booked into Columbia County jail Thursday afternoon.

Painter’s body was escorted from the medical examiner’s office on Thursday in a long procession of patrol cars that brought crowds out, with a group of firefighters standing at attention as the procession passed. His body was taken to Groulx Family Mortuary. A memorial service is being planned.

At 3 p.m., Butts will be arraigned in Columbia County Circuit Court.


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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    The story states that he " could " get the death penality, this lowlife SHOULD get the death penality and that it be carried out swiftly.

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    LCSO_165

    over 3 years ago

    338 Comments

    I have a simple solution - upon conviction, bullet to the head (the needle is too nice). I am tired of losing my brothers and sisters because of wastes of air space like this guy!

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    AKangel

    over 3 years ago

    4972 Comments

    Bump BrooklinHillsCop! This POS deserved no less than a Dirt Nap....

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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    RIP

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    11194 Comments

    If Oregon has the death penalty, this POS needs to go to the front of the line upon conviction !!!!

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    CPD82

    over 3 years ago

    466 Comments

    is there any other answer than the death penalty here? he was killed with his own weapon. i pray to god that there is no negotiation with this guy from the states attorney even if he choses to plead guitly

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    RIP Chief. May Daniel Arm Butts meet his new friend Mr. Needle for his richly deserved "dirt nap".

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    depgomez

    over 3 years ago

    692 Comments

    Hope this dirtbag gets the Death Penalty

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16726 Comments

    RIP

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    This hit close to home as I live very close to this area. RIP Chief, you are in heaven with GOD as he has welcomed you with open and loving arms.

    Lord I pray for the family of Chief Painter and ask that you place your warm and loving hands over them as they grieve from such a tragic loss. It is times like these when we are vulnerable as it is most important to seek refuge in your arms as you are our leader, our father, and our comforter. In Jesus name Amen.

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    K9_91

    over 3 years ago

    19896 Comments

    RIP Chief.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    RIP Chief. Too bad that Butts wasn't taken the long way to the hospital so he could bleed out. Punk a$$ B!^$#

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    PGPD911

    over 3 years ago

    6672 Comments

    Wish he were in general pop but they'd prob make him a hero for being a cop killer... um, excuse me, alleged cop killer. Rest in peace Chief, rot in hell Butts...

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    beejac

    over 3 years ago

    1424 Comments

    Bump uncledennis 1

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    AcademyCadet

    over 3 years ago

    322 Comments

    R.I.P Chief

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