BULL SHOALS — An Arkansas police chief arrested on federal charges of using excessive force is free from jail — as long as he lives with the town's mayor.
That's according to an order from a federal magistrate setting conditions for release of Bull Shoals Police Chief Dan Sutterfield. The FBI arrested Sutterfield on Monday on charges of using excessive force and falsifying a report in the July 2013 arrest of Nicholas Dore.
U.S. Magistrate James Marschewski on Wednesday released Sutterfield into the custody of the town's mayor, Bruce Powell.
Powell tells The Baxter Bulletin that Sutterfield is allowed to visit his family but he must spend each night at the mayor's house.
Sutterfield remains employed by the Police Department but is not allowed to carry a weapon as terms of his release.