Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit are investigating the apparent suicide of an inmate at the Pinellas County Jail.

According to investigators, at about 8:29 a.m. on Thursday, July 05, 2018, detention staff found Inmate Stufft in his housing area unresponsive. Stufft was found with a ligature around his neck from items readily available to him in his cell.

Detention staff called a medical emergency due to the fact inmate Stufft was unresponsive. Medical Staff performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on Stufft. Paramedics were called and responded to Inmate Stufft’s assigned housing area. Paramedics continued life saving measures.

Stufft was pronounced deceased at 8:47 a.m. on Thursday, July 05, 2018.

Detectives say Stufft died from what appears to be self-inflicted injuries.

Next of kin has been notified.

Stufft was booked into the jail about 2:49 p.m. on Sunday July 1, 2018 on a charge of sexual battery (less than 12 years old). *** See Original News Release for Details***.

Stufft’s criminal history did not show any other arrests.

The investigation continues.


Stufft was originally charged in the Sexual Battery of his former girlfriends 10 year old daughter. You can read the original article:

Former Charles County Detective charged with Sexual Battery of a child