FDC: Contraband Cell Phone Data Leads to Multiple Arrests


Contraband Cell Phone Data Leads to Multiple Arrests

MILTON, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of Correctional Officers Olivia Braswell, Mia Martinez-Welch, Former Correctional Officer Trainee Leslie Penrod, Former Correctional Officer Caitlyn Handley and Civilian Geraldine Bauer.

These individuals have been arrested as a result of an ongoing investigation into an organized effort to introduce contraband into Santa Rosa Correctional Institution, Annex and Work Camp. Charges vary among each individual, but primarily consist of unlawful compensation, introduction of contraband, official misconduct, gang-related activities and unlawful use of a two-way communication device.

There are other suspects implicated in this on-going investigation and additional warrants are expected to be issued in the near future.

Arrest affidavits load below (22 pages):