• Polk County deputy arrested after allegedly battering husband


    POLK COUNTY, Fla. - A Polk County deputy was arrested Wednesday after deputies said she assaulted her husband.

    Witnesses told authorities that Deputy Consuelo Gallegos-Bias, of Mulberry, was arguing with her husband, who is also a deputy, in their bedroom when the two began wrestling over a firearm.

    The gun was discharged, but no one was hit.

    Gallegos-Bias then battered the victim by hitting him on the head, reports said.

    Family members who were home called 911.

    Gallegos-Bias allegedly begged her family not to call deputies because she and her husband would get in trouble. She also allegedly tried to wash her prints off the weapon.

    She was arrested and taken to the Polk County Jail on charges of battery, resisting arrest without violence and tampering with evidence.

    Gallegos-Bias was hired as a deputy sheriff in 2003. She was placed on administrative leave and then resigned.

    Her husband was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

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