Toledo Police initially tried to pull him over for a traffic violation but Hutton took off up Business 20 and headed for Highway 20 on the back way. The police officer saw the construction area ahead and backed off, but Sutton reportedly blew through it still at high speed, endangering the lives of workers – two of which sustained minor injuries.
But authorities managed to bag him today, charging him with seven counts of endangering the lives of others, reckless driving, hit and run with injury, hit and run causing property damage, attempt to elude police, auto theft and theft. His bail is $1.6 million.
Newport Police provides the rest of the story:
This week a Newport Police Officer responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim claimed that on May 21st Charles Joseph Hutton, age 34 of Newport, made an agreement to make mechanical repairs on her car. He said he would return the
repaired vehicle on May 23rd. Hutton failed to return the vehicle, and the victim reported the car as stolen.
The stolen vehicle was located at SW 7th and SW Alder St. Hutton was seen exiting the vehicle. Officers arrived and contacted Hutton as he was leaving the residence. He was taken into custody without incident. The car was returned to its owner.
Hutton was lodged in the Lincoln County Jail on charges of Theft 1, and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle in addition to the above charges. Another $100,000 was added to his already $1.6 million bail pertaining to earlier charges.