Sarasota jail inmate dies at hospital

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Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 4:49 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A Sarasota County Correctional Facility inmate has died at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

William Arthur Byron, 75, had been in custody since April since being charged with assaulting a woman and stabbing another man during an argument in North Port.

During his stay, officials said Byron had medical issues and had been taken to the hospital several times for medical and end-of-life care.

On Tuesday evening, officials said Byron was was in the process of being released on bond when he was taken to the hospital again.

Based on medical history and a preliminary investigation, detectives said they believe Byron died from terminal medical issues. The official cause of death will come from the medical examiner’s office.

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