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Greenville attorney back in court after arrest

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - A Greenville attorney was back in court Monday, now defending himself on charges of threatening a deputy earlier this year.

David Sutton asked a judge to modify his bond restrictions after a different judge agreed Sutton could not work under the current restrictions.
Last week, Sutton was charged with resisting an officer when he refused a search as he entered the courthouse.
Sutton says he is being harassed for trying to do his job.

"So, all of this is over me requesting charges to be dropped in a case that should've never gone forward because social services said there's no evidence," said David Sutton, attorney.

Today, Judge Alma Hinton ruled against Sutton and left his bond restrictions in place.

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Pitt County Deputies arrested David Sutton, a well-known Greenville attorney, this morning after he resisted a public officer while entering a court house.Sutton
was asked to be searched as part of standard procedure but Sutton refused.

He was arrested and booked at the Pitt County Detention Center and posted a $1,000 bail.

Sutton is currently before a judge in the Superior Courtroom to determine if his bond on his previous charge in July should be revisited.
Back in July he was arrested in connection with intimidating a witness.

Pitt County District Attorney Kimberly Robb says Sutton was indicted on charges of felony intimidating a witness and a new charge of felony obstruction of justice in September.

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