No bond after court finds probable cause to charge Lewellen with capital murder and more in Sutherland case

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Quake Lewellen, the suspect connected to the death of Sydney Sutherland, has been ordered by Third Judicial District Judge Harold Erwin to be held without bond after Lewellen’s first court appearance at the Jackson County Courthouse.

At the Monday afternoon hearing, Third Judicial District Judge Harold Erwin’s court found probable cause to charge Lewellen (pictured, left), 28, with capital murder, kidnapping, and rape in connection to the Aug. 19 death of Sutherland (right), 25.

At the hearing, a special agent for the Arkansas State Police testified Lewellen admitted to seeing Sutherland walking on County Road 41 that day. Lewellen then apparently turned his truck around, abducted Sutherland, sexually assaulted her in the back of his truck, and then buried her body, according to the ASP agent

Lewellen’s next scheduled court appearance will be for an Oct. 1 arraignment.

To follow previous posts on the investigation into the death of Sydney Sutherland, click here.

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