Third Judicial Deputy Prosecutor John Pettie appeared today on behalf of the State in Jackson County Circuit Court for the plea and sentencing of Quake Lewellyn. Lewellyn has plead guilty to Capital Murder and Rape and was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

Quake Lewellyn of Jonesboro was charged by prosecutors with capital murder, kidnapping, rape, and abuse of a corpse in the death of Sydney Sutherland in August 2020.

Prosecutors stated the family was in agreement to the plea entered by Lewellyn in a Jackson County Court today. Family members were also in attendance and gave an impact statement at the hearing.

Lewellyn will be remanded to the custody of the Arkansas Department Of Corrections to serve out his sentence.