UPDATE: Llano burglary suspect apprehended

IN CUSTODY: Ashton Micheal Hutchison

The Llano Police Department (LPD) announced yesterday, Monday, May 29, that Ashton Michael Hutchinson was in custody.

The public had been asked for assistance in locating him in connection with a May 25 burglary that involved a shooting and that appeal apparently paid off. A woman posting on social media said, "We saw him walking on a county road outside Cherokee and called him in."

Hutchison, 25, was taken into custody about 5 p.m. Monday in nearby Cherokee by deputies with the San Saba County Sheriff's Office and an officer of the Llano Police Department.

Hutchison was sought on charges of burglary of a habitation at Stonewall's Pizza Wings & Things, 109 West Main Street in Llano.

The manager of the popular restaurant on the Llano County Courthouse Square, Richard Mandi Schmidt, also commented on social media, saying, "We will all sleep a little better knowing he is in custody."

According to the first report from the LPD, on Thursday, May 25, at approximately 12:50 a.m., officers with the LPD and the Llano County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) responded to a call of a burglary in progress at 109 West Main Street in Llano.

Upon arrival, officers found a suspect, identified as Robert Sutton, 29, of Llano, down due to single gunshot wound. Sutton was transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

A second suspect, identified as Jonathan Tuma, age 19, of Tow, was taken into custody, and charged with burglary of a habitation. Hutchinson also was sought in the case.

The Texas Rangers, the LCSO, and the 424th District Attorney’s Office are assisting in the ongoing investigation. All decline to comment on the identity of the shooter.

Anyone with information about Hutchison's whereabouts, was asked to contact LPD at 325-247-3028. Anyone sighting Hutchinson was to call 9-1-1.

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