Sheriff Leo Dutton recovering after heart attack

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton was taken to the intensive care unit of a Bozeman hospital after suffering a heart attack. The sheriff was traveling with deputies to Miles City when he started to feel ill Tuesday.

He was taken by ambulance from Livingston to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, where he had a stent inserted to open a blockage in his heart. Dutton tweeted Wednesday that he hoped to be released from the hospital Thursday.

He also issued a statement on the sheriff’s office Facebook page, saying he was in good spirits and appreciated the thoughts and prayers from people in Lewis and Clark County.