Quake Lewellyn Wiki – Quake Lewellyn Biography
Quake Lewellyn, accused of ramming a jogger with his truck and raping Sydney Sutherland as she was dying, entered guilty pleas Friday to capital murder and rape and was sentenced to life without parole.
Lewellyn avoids the death penalty with his plea in the death of 25-year-old Sydney Sutherland, an area nurse who knew her killer, KAIT reported.
He is 29 years old.
Sydney Sutherland Murder
Jackson County deputies got a call on Aug. 19 about Sutherland being missing. Authorities found her iPhone on Aug. 20 in a field near her home.
Police said in the affidavit that Lewellyn saw Sutherland running on County Road 41 before she disappeared and that a search of his phone netted evidence in the case.
“During a consent search of Quake Lewellyn’s phone, agents located a location services application which tracks the phone’s geographical location.
Approximately an hour after Sutherland was discovered missing, Lewellyn’s location services application indicated that he was at a geographical location about 2.36 miles from where Sutherland’s phone was located,” the affidavit noted.
Sutherland’s body was found Aug. 21, just yards from where the app indicated where Lewellyn was, authorities said in the affidavit.
Quake Lewellyn Pleads Guilty
Friday, 29-year-old Quake Lewellyn of Jonesboro pleaded guilty to capital murder and rape in a Jackson County courtroom, waiving a jury trial. After entering his plea, the judge sentenced him to life in prison without parole. He will not face the death penalty.
Family members spoke, including Maggie Sydney’s mother.
Lewellyn took a plea deal for life without parole on the count of capital murder
And life on the count of rape @Region8News
— Imani Williams (@ImaniWilliamstv) October 1, 2021
He had been charged with capital murder, rape, kidnapping, and abuse of a corpse in the 2020 death of Sydney Sutherland.
Before his plea deal, prosecutors had said if a jury convicted Lewellyn of capital murder, they would seek the death penalty.