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Mar 15, 2024

Contract worker with Department of Juvenile Justice arrested for domestic violence

Media Contact: Brian Bruchey, PIO

A Davenport woman employed by the Bayskids organization (that contracts with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice) was arrested by deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Friday morning, March 15, 2024, following a domestic violence incident. 

41-year old Ieshia Saunders was taken to the Sheriff’s Processing Center and charged with Simple Battery (M1). Ms. Saunders serves as a Lead Community Supervision Specialist for Bayskids.

Deputies arrested Ms. Saunders after responding to her residence for a family disturbance, and determined she had battered an adult family member.

“It’s troubling when someone in her position, who works with children, is accused of battery on her own family member. Professionals who work with children have a responsibility to maintain a high standard of behavior.” - Grady Judd, Sheriff.