The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is reporting news of an in-custody death.

William Jeffrey Devonshire, DOB 09/23/69, was in the custody of the Sarasota County Correctional Facility since March 25, for drug-related charges. He was additionally charged with homicide in connection to a death of a female along North Tamiami Trail within the City of Sarasota, SPD case#22-10702.
On May 17, 2022, Devonshire was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital following a medical event. He returned to the correctional facility on May 27, 2022, and was under hospice care with a DNR order.
Based on Devonshire’s recent medical event, detectives are confident he died from a medical-related illness; however, as always, an official cause of death will come from the Medical Examiner’s Office.

No additional updates are expected at this time.