HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. – A 44-year-old man died early Thursday morning after being taken into custody and suffering a medical emergency while in a holding cell.
Deputies say on Thursday, just after 3 a.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Blackbird Avenue in Weeki Wachee regarding an unknown male banging on a residence’s front door.
The 911 caller reported hearing the male screaming something to the effect of “needing something to drink.” When the caller refused to open the door, the caller heard the male talking about “trying to get in the house.”
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Upon arrival, deputies located the male suspect inside a vehicle on the property in question.
Deputies made contact with the suspect, later identified as Raymond Troy, 44, and conducted a search of the man, which revealed a silver Rosary in Troy’s pocket that belonged to the owner of the vehicle.
After speaking with Troy briefly, deputies requested Hernando County Fire Rescue respond to evaluate him medically, as he was displaying signs of an altered mental status, possibly due to using illegal narcotics.
Troy told deputies he was “thirsty and just looking for water.” He did say why he had gotten into the victim’s vehicle or why he’d taken the Rosary.
Troy was evaluated by paramedics but refused treatment.
Raymond Troy, 44, with an address of “transient in Spring Hill,” was placed under arrest (3:28 a.m.) and transported to the Hernando County Detention Center (3:37 a.m.).
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He was charged with Burglary of Conveyance.
Deputies learned that Troy was currently released on a surety bond from the Pasco County Detention Center for resisting Arrest w/o Violence and Theft.
Based upon that information, deputies requested Troy be placed on a no-bond status until First Appearance.
At 4:04 a.m., Troy was booked into the Hernando County Detention Center, secured in a holding cell at 4:14 a.m., and drank water.
Troy then laid on the cell floor, and staff members immediately checked on him.
Deputies say Troy stopped moving, and staff members again entered the holding cell to find Troy suffering from an unknown medical emergency.
Immediately, staff members began administering life-saving measures (Narcan, CPR, and AED) and activated fire rescue.
Hernando County Fire Rescue arrived on the scene, took over Troy’s treatment, and transported him to Bravera Health Brooksville by ambulance.
At 5:17 a.m., Troy was declared deceased by a physician in the Emergency Department.
As per protocol, Major Case detectives, Forensics technicians, and Professional Standards staff responded to the scene to collect physical evidence and conduct investigations.
Preliminary investigation indicates Troy suffered a medical emergency, possibly related to the illegal use of narcotics. An autopsy will be conducted to confirm his cause of death.
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