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Michael Hutto biography: 10 things about Salt Life co-founder from Florida

Michael Troy Hutto (©Palm Beach County Jail)

Michael Troy Hutto (©Palm Beach County Jail)

Michael Troy Hutto is a white man from Florida, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. He lived in various parts of Florida including Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and Wellborn.
  2. In 2003, he and three friends  from Jacksonville Beach started an outdoor-apparel brand called Salt Life. He came up with the name.
  3. In 2013, he and his fellow Salt Life co-founders sold the outdoor-apparel brand for nearly $40 million to the new owners and have not been associated with it since.
  4. On October 28, 2020, he overdosed at a BP Gas Station, 120 Center Place Way in St. Augustine and was taken to Baptist Medical Center South, a hospital in Jacksonville some 280 miles away from the Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront resort on 3700 N. Ocean Blvd. in Riviera Beach. He was “twitching, making delusional comments and crying while his eyes were rolling into the back of his head” when deputies in St. Johns County found his car illegally parked in the parking lot of the gas station.
  5. At around 10:50 a.m. on October 29, 2020,  the Riviera Beach Police Department responded to a call from Burton Duncan to conduct a welfare check on his daughter Lora Grace Duncan the at the Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront resort. She was found lying dead on the floor with a gunshot wound to the stomach inside a room that had been rented in his name. His wallet and identification card were inside the room.
  6. He was dressed in green hospital scrubs and red skid-proof socks when he was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol on October 30, 2020 at Baptist Medical Center South.
  7. He was 54 years old when he was arrested on October 30, 2020.
  8. He was booked into Palm Beach County jail. faces a count each of two charges: manslaughter and possession or use of a weapon, and possession of a weapon during any felony.
  9. On November 9, 2020, he made his first court appearance virtually at Palm Beach County Court. During the one-minute meeting, attorneys said there was probable cause for both his manslaughter and weapons offense charges. He was placed on a $255,000 bond and ordered that he not have any weapons or contact with Duncan’s family.
  10. He will plead not guilty in an upcoming arraignment, his defense lawyer Jesse Dreicer told Law & Crime. His next court appearance will be on December 8, 2020.

(This is a developing story. More details will be added as soon as they are available.)

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