Judge lowers ‘cooperative’ thrill ride operator’s bond
RALEIGH | A thrill ride operator is cooperating with investigators probing a mishap at the North Carolina State Fair that left several people hurt, authorities said Monday.
A judge reduced Timothy Dwayne Tutterow’s bond from $225,000 to $100,000 at the request of Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby, who said the 46-year-old “has been cooperative and helpful with the investigation.”
“We’ve sat down and talked to him,” Mr. Willoughby told the judge.
Mr. Tutterrow, of Quitman, Ga., has been in jail since his Oct. 26 arrest. He was operating the Vortex ride last month when it suddenly spun into motion as people were trying to get out.