Individual Dies Shortly After Arrest In Santa Rosa County

July 7, 2019

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after an individual died at the hospital a few hours after his arrest.

About 9 p.m. Friday, Santa Rosa deputies located and arrested a suspect in a felony grand theft, burglary and criminal mischief investigation. Shortly after being taken into custody, the suspect began to have an unspecified medical emergency and was transported to the hospital by Lifeguard EMS. Just after midnight, the individual was medically cleared and was transported to the Santa Rosa County Jail.

Back at the jail, the individual had another medical emergency and was transported once again to a local hospital. The Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office¬† later learned the person had died at the hospital.

The name of the individual is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.


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