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Pinellas jail inmate dies one week after being taken to hospital

LARGO — The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a jail inmate who was hospitalized a week ago after he was found unresponsive, authorities said Sunday.

Robert Conrad Miller, 38, of Seminole, died Saturday night at Largo Medical Center, where he had been since Oct. 10, the Sheriff's Office said.

Miller was arrested Oct. 2 on charges of trafficking in oxycodone, driving under the influence and doctor shopping.

He was being held in the Pinellas County Jail's medical facility because of undisclosed pre-existing medical conditions but was taken to Largo Medical on Oct. 10 when jail staffers found him unresponsive, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Miller was released on his own recognizance on Oct. 13, while he was still a hospital patient. It was unclear Sunday why Miller was released from custody while he was hospitalized, said Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda.

Detectives said Miller's death does not appear suspicious. Detectives and the medical examiner will review Miller's medical records to determine if an autopsy will be conducted, Barreda said.

Court records show Miller was previously charged with driving under the influence in 1991, 1998 and 2006.

Miller is the second Pinellas inmate to die this year after being found unresponsive at the jail. Jennifer S. DeGraw, 50, of St. Petersburg, died in March. DeGraw also had pre-existing medical conditions, the Sheriff's Office said.

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