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Quake Lewellyn biography: 13 things about Jonesboro, Arkansas farmer


Quake Lewellyn is a white man from Arkansas, United States. He is Michael Lewellyn and Kerri Lewellyn‘s son.

Kerri is a daughter of Roger Betts of Albany, Louisiana, USA and Ruth E’steen Lancaster of Tuckerman, Jackson County, Arkansas. Donald is the son of Donald Lewellyn and Marsha Lewellyn.

Donald operates Lewellyn Farms of Newport, Jackson County and he was assisted in operation by Michael and Quake. Individually, the three also had their own farms.

The Lewellyns were named the 2016 Jackson County Farm Family of the Year. Here are 13 more things about Quake:

Quake Lewellyn (©Randolph County Jail)
Quake Lewellyn (©Randolph County Jail)
  1. He is a resident of Jonesboro, Arkansas. (a)
  2. Aside from Jonesboro, he has lived in other parts of Arkansas including New Port. (b)
  3. In 2010, he graduated from Tuckerman High School. (c)
  4. On March 2, 2018, he and Gracie Lewellyn got married. (d)
  5. He told Dr. Lacey Willett that on August 19, 2020, he was checking wells and rice fields when he struck Sydney Claire Sutherland, 25, of Tuckerman with his pickup truck on County Road 41 in Arkansas, loaded her body into the tailgate of his truck, drove her to a rice field, removed her clothing, tried “to mess with her,” buried her, returned to work to eat lunch, checked wells, went through his normal routine and “just tried to forget about it.” Sutherland was reported missing that day. (a)
  6. He told Willett that on August 20, 2020, he “went to work just like normal.” To avoid being named a suspect in Sutherland’s death, he told police officers that he was the last person to see Sutherland alive but later confessed to killing the victim. He was charged with capital murder, kidnapping, rape and abuse of a corpse. (a)
  7. He and Gracie lived together from their wedding until August 21, 2020 when he was arrested for Sutherland’s murder hours after Sutherland’s body was found. (d)
  8. On August 24, 2020, he appeared in court and was charged with capital murder, rape and kidnapping in the death of Sutherland. (e)
  9. On August 26, 2020, Gracie filed for divorce from him. (f)
  10. In December 2020, Jackson County Circuit Judge Harold Erwin ordered mental exams in for him, which were requested by his attorney. Based on Willett’s evaluation, he was mentally fit to stand trial and he understood the judicial process. (a)
  11. On September 4, 2020, Gracie filed an amended divorce complaint against him and sought to restore her maiden name. (f)
  12. On October 1, 2021, he pleaded guilty to capital murder and rape. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors agreed to dismiss kidnapping and abuse of a corpse charges and to not seek the death penalty. (g)
  13. He was 29 years old when he pleaded guilty to capital murder and rape on October 1, 2021. (g)


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