Bull Shoals Police Chief Wants Retrial Moved To Harrison

Jul 29, 2014

The attorney for the Bull Shoals police chief accused of using excessive force against a domestic violence suspect last year wants his retrial moved from Fayetteville back to Harrison.

A federal jury in Harrison earlier this month found Daniel Sutterfield not guilty on charges of conspiracy and filing a false report, but deadlocked on a charge that he used excessive force.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks declared a mistrial and a retrial was set for Aug. 18 in Fayetteville. But The Baxter Bulletin reports defense attorney Bruce Eddy is asking to have the retrial back in Harrison.

Eddy argues Sutterfield lives in Bull Shoals and so does Nicholas Dore, the suspect Sutterfield is accused of kicking and using a stun gun on. He says most witnesses also live in the area covered by the court in Harrison.