Michael Troy Hutto, co-founder of the popular Salt Life brand, was arrested on Friday after an 18 year old woman was found dead inside a South Florida hotel.
Sgt. Dylan Bryan, of FHP’s Jacksonville branch, said on Saturday that his agency responded to the hospital after Riviera police tipped them off about Hutto’s location.
“Once he was released [from the hospital], we put him into custody. … He was not combative. No other issue there,” Bryan said.
According to police, the victim, Lora Grace Duncan, was shot. Investigators have not said how they believe Hutto is connected to Duncan’s death or if they had a relationship.
After his release from the hospital, Hutto was taken to the Duval County Jail, and is being held without bond.
🔸FHP Arrests Murder Suspect from South Florida🔸
Great teamwork with Rivera Beach PD to bring this suspect to justice. Michael Troy Hutto was arrested at Baptist South for the recent murder of a teenager in South Florida. Hutto was delivered to Duval County Pre-Trial by FHP. pic.twitter.com/6UsXpipvFW
— FHPJacksonville (@FHPJacksonville) October 30, 2020
Records and past media reports show that although Hutto was a co-founder of Salt Life, a popular clothing brand based in Florida, he hasn’t been with the company since 2013. This was confirmed by a spokesperson for the brand.
Salt Life issued a statement saying, “Salt Life sends their utmost sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased. In 2013, the co-founders of Salt Life sold their entire business to the new owners. The co-founders have not been associated with the brand in any way since the purchase in 2013.”