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Pinellas inmate dies after hospitalization for medical reasons, sheriff says

Gerald Moore, 58,was transported to a local hospital for medical reasons Dec. 12 and was removed from life-support Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office said.
An inmate was found dead Monday at the Pinellas County Jail in Clearwater.
An inmate was found dead Monday at the Pinellas County Jail in Clearwater. [ Times (2016) ]
Published Dec. 27, 2021|Updated Dec. 27, 2021

CLEARWATER — A 58-year-old inmate at the Pinellas County jail died Sunday at a hospital where he was taken two weeks ago.

Gerald Moore had been jailed since Oct. 2 following his arrest for failing to appear in court to face charges of criminal mischief and resisting arrest with violence, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Gerald Moore, 58, was taken from the Pinellas County jail to a hospital. He died there two weeks later.
Gerald Moore, 58, was taken from the Pinellas County jail to a hospital. He died there two weeks later. [ Pinellas County Sheriff's Office (2020) ]

Moore was transported to a local hospital for medical reasons Dec. 12 and was removed from life-support about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. He died shortly after, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Detectives found no immediate evidence that Moore had been in a fight or suffered any injuries while in jail, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The Medical Examiner’s Office will work to determine a cause of death and an investigation continues.

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