Woman arrested for assault on detention assistant, deputies

Northwest Florida

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — After a woman was told she wasn’t approved for video visitation at the Escambia County Jail, she went on a rampage attacking a detention assistant and deputies, according to an arrest report. 

Iesha Allen, 27, started yelling and screaming at the 74-year-old detention assistant when she was told she was not on the approval list for video visitation then hit the officer three times on her back, the report states. 

The officer called for help and deputies found Allen walking with her child toward the sheriff’s office and they tried to stop her. She was carrying her child and they tried to get her to put the child down but she refused. Deputies say she gripped the child who started screaming. 

Deputies say they got her into the patrol vehicle as she was kicking and screaming. A deputy was kicked when they got to the sheriff’s office and it took four deputies to get her to the booking area. 

Allen is charged with battery domestic violence, two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, battery on an elderly person and threatening to kill an officer. 

Her bond is set at $25,500. 

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