Thursday, July 19, 2018
Public safety

Detectives investigating death of inmate at Pinellas County Jail

LARGO — Detectives are investigating the death Monday of an inmate who deputies said had a medical episode at the Pinellas County Jail.

The death doesn't appear to be suspicious, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

On Friday, Robert John George, 60, had a medical episode in an open waiting area of the jail that caused him to stumble and fall, the Sheriff's Office said. He was conscious when he was taken to Northside Hospital, but his condition worsened over the weekend.

Hospital officials pronounced him dead about 10:30 a.m. Monday.

There were no signs of injuries and no use of force, the Sheriff's Office said. The Pasco-Pinellas Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of death.

Records show George was booked into the jail about 2:30 a.m. Friday on a driving under the influence involving property damage charge. According to his arrest report, a deputy found George, of Seminole, passed out at the wheel of a Honda Civic that had run over bushes and a mailbox.

Comments
Police: Pinellas infant on life support after father stuffs balled-up baby wipe down his throat

Police: Pinellas infant on life support after father stuffs balled-up baby wipe down his throat

TARPON SPRINGS — Cali’yah Anderson heard a scream Tuesday night and she thought someone was dying. "Help me! Help me! I can’t get it out!" Anderson sprinted into the living room at 1410 Starlight Cove two doors down from her own apartment and found a...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Dive outing among friends turns deadly Wednesday evening in Weeki Wachee

Dive outing among friends turns deadly Wednesday evening in Weeki Wachee

WEEKI WACHEEIt was the first time Said Marjane and his friends had gone free diving near the Eagle’s Nest, in a pool of water in the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area in Weeki Wachee better known as the entrance to a dangerous cave-diving site....
Updated: 4 hours ago
Hernando sheriff: Two dead after three shootings in Hudson, Spring Hill

Hernando sheriff: Two dead after three shootings in Hudson, Spring Hill

SPRING HILL — A string of shootings in Pasco and Hernando counties Thursday left two people dead, including the suspected shooter, and another person seriously injured, authorities said.Theodore Parker, 41, shot at a woman at her home on Chestnut Dri...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Judge grants ex-girlfriend’s restraining order against ex-Plant QB Robert Marve

Judge grants ex-girlfriend’s restraining order against ex-Plant QB Robert Marve

PLANT CITY — Robert Marve hesitated to get out of his attorney’s car when they pulled into the parking lot of the Plant City Courthouse on Thursday afternoon. The former Plant High and University of Miami quarterback was there to plead no contest to ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Deputies: One man hurt after convenience store shooting near Clearwater

Deputies: One man hurt after convenience store shooting near Clearwater

CLEARWATER — Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a shooting at a convenience store that left one man hurt.According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the Circle A Food Store at 1201 Sunset Point Road about 3:30 p.m. Th...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Rabid bat clings to woman’s arm in Sun City Center parking lot

Rabid bat clings to woman’s arm in Sun City Center parking lot

SUN CITY CENTER — A Sun City Center woman got an unusual surprise as she used the bathroom in her home Monday — a rabid bat clinging to her arm.According to the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County, the woman was helping a friend into ...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Car thefts continue in Pinellas, this time in Tarpon Springs

TARPON SPRINGS — Police officers arrested five people, including three kids, accused of stealing a Lexus from St. Petersburg and trying to break into cars 30 miles north in Tarpon Springs.According to Tarpon Springs police, officers about 1:30 a.m. s...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Deputies: 18-year-old woman injured in Dunedin shooting is pregnant

Deputies: 18-year-old woman injured in Dunedin shooting is pregnant

DUNEDIN — A woman shot this week by a masked intruder is 20 weeks pregnant, the Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.Naomi Rosado, 18, is in intensive care at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. The condition of her baby is unknown, the agency said.At about 1 ...
Published: 07/19/18
Lakeland man, 21, dies in Tampa single-car crash

Lakeland man, 21, dies in Tampa single-car crash

TAMPA — A Lakeland man was killed Wednesday night after he lost control at a turn and struck a tree, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.Gabriel Wyatt, 21, was driving a 2007 Audi northbound on Old Hopewell Road toward Highway 60 ar...
Published: 07/19/18
Deputies: Masked shooter wounds Dunedin woman in home invasion

Deputies: Masked shooter wounds Dunedin woman in home invasion

UPDATE: Pinellas County deputies said the victim was about 20 months pregnant. The condition of the baby was not yet known. DUNEDIN — Deputies are searching for a black-clad gunman who shot and wounded an 18-year-old woman during a home invasi...
Published: 07/18/18