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Hillsborough jail inmate dies days after collapse, police say

Marcus Anderson, 33, collapsed Dec. 1 at the Falkenburg Road Jail. He died six days later.
An undated photo of an inmate pod at the Falkenburg Road Jail in Hillsborough County. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office] [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
An undated photo of an inmate pod at the Falkenburg Road Jail in Hillsborough County. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office] [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
Published Dec. 8, 2019

BRANDON — A Hillsborough jail inmate died Saturday, a few days after he collapsed and hit his head while walking through the visitation area to see a relative.

Marcus Antonio Young, 33, hit his head on the floor after falling on Dec. 1 at the Falkenburg Road Jail at 520 N Falkenburg Road, according to a media release from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. He was transported to Tampa General Hospital, where he stayed until Dec. 3.

After his discharge, he was taken to the jail’s infirmary so doctors could keep an eye on him, the release said. He lost consciousness Saturday and was taken to Brandon Regional Hospital. Doctors there pronounced him dead.

Marcus Anderson, 33, died six days after he collapsed and hit his head at the Falkenburg Road Jail, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office] [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]

Sheriff’s Office investigators reviewed surveillance video and interviewed jail staffers and other inmates, the agency said. They determined that Young collapsed with no interference from anyone else.

The investigation will remain active until the Medical Examiner’s Office completes an autopsy, which is scheduled for this week, the Sheriff’s Office said. His family members have been notified of his death.

Young had been in jail since Oct. 28 on charges of sexual battery, aggravated battery and false imprisonment, all with a deadly weapon.

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