Salt Life founder held in Florida as flight risk in woman’s death
RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. – The founder of the popular beach clothing brand Salt Life is being held in a Florida jail as a “flight risk" after being charged with fatally shooting an 18-year-old woman in a hotel room last month. He told investigators Hutto and his daughter were in a relationship and that she “sounded out of character” when they last spoke, police wrote in the documents. Hutto's belongings, including his wallet and an ID card, were in the hotel room, investigators said in an arrest report. Prosecutors and police said Hutto admitted to accidentally shooting Duncan while the two were “playing” with a gun inside the hotel room. Salt Life issued a statement last week saying Hutto had not been involved with the company since he and his partners sold the business in 2013 for nearly $40 million.
Salt Life founder facing manslaughter charge in Florida teen’s death
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A founder of the Salt Life clothing brand is facing a manslaughter charge in the death of an 18-year-old woman at a Florida hotel. Investigators have not said how they believe Hutto is connected to Duncan’s death or if they had a relationship. Duncan was from Lake City, a town 60 miles west of Jacksonville. Hutto and some friends started Salt Life in 2003, its brand aimed at boaters, surfers and fishermen who spend time on the ocean. He will be transferred to Palm Beach County, where he will face an initial court hearing and more details will be released.