Man Who Hit and Killed Woman on ATV Faces New Charges

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 7:52 am

jeffreysutton1Jeffrey Sutton faces another year in jail for charges filed Tuesday in Pine County Court.  Sutton, 22, of Hinckley was charged with one count of interfering with privacy and indecent exposure for a May 1st incident in Sandstone.

According to the criminal complaint, Sutton was caught peeping into a window looking at a woman while touching himself.  A man at the residence chased Sutton outside the home, tackled him, and pinned him down until authorities arrived.

Sutton took a preliminary alcohol breath test.  He blew a .271, more than three times the legal limit.  Consumption of alcohol and criminal activity are violations of his probation.

In February of 2009, Sutton was convicted of second degree criminal vehicular homicide for a May, 2007 incident a mile south of the Grand Casino in Hinckley on County Road 15.

Sutton admitted to smoking a bowl of marijuana and two joints just minutes before he crashed his ATV into Rosielani Edith Veava.   Veava, 51, was taking a walk and Sutton said he was driving too fast to avoid running into her.  He struck Veava with the front of the ATV.  Veava died as a result of injuries sustained from the accident.

At the time of the crash, Sutton did not have a license and had never taken ATV classes.

Sutton accepted a plea deal for the second degree charge.  He was sentenced to a year in jail and 10 years probation.

Bail for the new charges is set a $1,500 with conditions and $3,000 without.  According to jail records, Sutton remains in the Pine County Jail.

If convicted of both charges, Sutton could spend a year and three months in jail and pay $4,000 in fines.

He is due back in court on Monday, May 10th.


  1. Sickofit 05/5/10 at 8:07am

    I’m sure he’ll get “community support”, as Attorney Dean Grau put it about the Snyder bail money.

  2. PCResident 05/5/10 at 9:30am

    lock him up before he kills someone else!!!

  3. Sickofit 05/5/10 at 3:20pm

    Just throw the Thomas boys, Snyder kid, and this Sutton all in a cell.

  4. Upset 05/5/10 at 8:12pm

    Nature weeding out the STUPID. Lock em up ! Throw away the keys!

  5. Clean up the streets 05/6/10 at 8:41am

    Agree, agree and agree with all comments above!

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