ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

17-Year Employee of Marion County Sheriff’s Office Arrested For Domestic Battery; Placed On Unpaid Administrative Leave

17-Year Employee of Marion County Sheriff’s Office Arrested For Domestic Battery
Joshua Sones, 45, a 17-year employee of the Marion Sheriff’s Office who is currently assigned as a Master Sergeant in the Detention Bureau has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. File photo: Pelow Media, Shutter Stock, licensed.

MARION COUNTY, FL– Yesterday, Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) arrested 45-year-old Joshua Sones for Domestic Battery. According to authorities, on Thursday, July 14, 2022, Marion Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance that involved Sones.

An investigation revealed that there was probable cause to arrest Sones for striking the victim with an HDMI cord. Units then made contact with Sones and placed him under arrest. He is currently held at the Marion County Jail without bond.

Sones is a 17-year employee of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, who is currently assigned as a Master Sergeant in the Detention Bureau. Pending the outcome of this case, Sones has been placed on unpaid administrative leave.

“It devastates me that one of our own stands accused of domestic violence. As the Sheriff of Marion County, I will always strive to protect and seek justice for every victim, in particular victims of domestic violence. I will continue to hold my employees to the highest standards of conduct and integrity. Anybody found to have violated the laws we have sworn to uphold will be dealt with accordingly and be made to face the consequences of their actions.”

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods

Comment via Facebook

Corrections: If you are aware of an inaccuracy or would like to report a correction, we would like to know about it. Please consider sending an email to corrections@publishedreporter.com and cite any sources if available. Thank you. (Policy)