Lewellyn was wearing a bulletproof vest on Monday when he arrived at the Jackson County Courthouse for the probable cause hearing. Several members of Sutherland's family also attended the court proceeding. According to FOX 16 reporter Mitchell McCoy, the family was "visibly upset," while Lewellyn remained stoic.
The connection between Sutherland and Lewellyn remains unclear. Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that the two knew each other, but declined to elaborate on how they met.
Lewellyn, a third-generation farmer, was even listed as a member of a Facebook page created to aid in the search for Sutherland.
Lewellyn has not yet retained an attorney. A public defender will be assigned to his case. He is being held without bond and has not yet entered a plea. He will return to court to be arraigned on October 1.
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