JONESBORO, AR – On Wednesday, March 24th, 2021, the Big Rapids Department of Public Safety was notified by Jonesboro, Arkansas officials that Michael Lewis Butler was arrested on an outstanding warrant after a multi-state manhunt was conducted.
Michael Butler is in the process of being extradited back to Mecosta County for arraignment by the 77th District Court, for a charge of Home Invasion and Felonious Assault that occurred in Big Rapids on March 16th, 2021.
The BRDPS was assisted in the arrest by the Jonesboro Police Department, Jonesboro, Arkansas; the Hardy Police Department, Hardy, Arkansas; and the U.S. Marshall Fugitive Recovery Task Force.
Thanks to open communication, multi-agency coordination, and the assistance of multiple resources Butler was taken into custody without incident. Further information will be released after Butler is arraigned on his charges.