Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
Lawrence Gabbert (Inmate – Deceased)
Charge: Trespassing Warrant
PINELLAS COUNTY – Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit are investigating the death of a Pinellas County Jail inmate.
According to investigators, 57-year-old Lawrence Gabbert was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, after being arrested by the St. Petersburg Police Department. Gabbert was arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear on a Trespassing charge.
Detectives say on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, while Gabbert was housed alone in a single-cell, he suffered a medical event and was transported to Northside Hospital in St Petersburg. On Friday, May 28, 2021, at approximately 1:05 p.m., he was pronounced deceased.
The District Six Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
The investigation continues.
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