ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – News4Jax has obtained phone calls that were made to 911 before the arrest of a man accused in the death of a Lake City teenager.
Troy Hutto, 54, is charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Grace Duncan, 18. Investigators said they found Duncan’s body in a hotel room in Riviera Beach.
An arrest affidavit said Hutto was found at a gas station in St. Augustine after overdosing in his car. He was taken to Baptist South in Jacksonville, where he was later arrested.
Hutto was found in his car roughly two days before Duncan’s body was discovered, police said. On Oct. 27 at about 9:30 p.m., Volkan Nalbant, the owner of St. Johns Pizza, said he saw Hutto parked at the BP gas station parking lot off Center Place Way.
“I just saw him passed out in the car,” Nalbant told News4Jax.
According to police, around 4:30 the following morning, a man and woman called 911 after seeing Hutto fall to the ground at the Shell gas station across the street.
Female caller: “I think this man just died in front of me.”
A caller told 911 Hutto walked into the gas station, where he asked for an ambulance.
Male caller: “The guy just came in the gas station and was like, he’s on medications, and he (inaudible) he was cold.”
Witnesses said Hutto was twitching and making delusional comments.
Dispatch: “Is he breathing?"
Caller: “Yeah, he’s breathing. Sir, calm down.”
Dispatch: “What’s he doing?”
Caller: “He was screaming. Now, he’s crying.”
Investigators found the Lake City teenager’s body on Oct. 29. Hutto was arrested Oct. 30.
When questioned, Hutto told investigators he and Duncan were playing as if they were shooting with their finger and gun. He told detectives he pointed a gun at Duncan while she was sitting on the bathroom counter. The gun then went off and a bullet struck her, according to the report.
According to Hutto’s arrest affidavit, Hutto is identified as Duncan’s boyfriend. He was the co-founder of the Salt Life brand, but he has not been associated with the company since 2013.
On Thursday night, Hutto was no longer listed in the jail log on the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office website.