Death investigation at the Charlotte County jail
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to the Charlotte County Jail at about 4:00 pm Wednesday to investigate the death of an inmate.
Around 3:30 pm, Sheriff’s Office Communication Operators received a call from the Jail that an inmate had suffered self-inflicted injuries in one of the housing pods.
The inmate, 56-year-old Victor Akers of Port Charlotte, was arrested on May 21 on charges of Misdemeanor Battery and Violation of Probation.
Jail Medical personnel rushed to the pod in question while the ambulance was enroute, but the inmate was already deceased.
The pod was immediately locked down after the incident.
The Major Crimes detectives and the Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene to handle the investigation.
Next of kin has been notified.