Deputy Hutton was shot and killed as he and four other deputies attempted to arrest an escaped convict. As the deputies surrounded the house the suspect fired a shot through the front door at the deputy who announced their presence.
After the shot Deputy Hutton shined his flashlight at a window on the side of the house. Moments later the suspect fired a blast from his shotgun, striking Deputy Hutton in the chest with a deer slug. Deputy Hutton called out for assistance but it took the other deputies several minutes to get to his location because they were in the line of fire.
The suspect fled the scene but turned himself in three days later.
Deputy Hutton was survived by his wife and daughter.