Villager arrested after argument sparks physical altercation with woman

Ronald Saunders

A Villager was arrested after an argument sparked a physical altercation with a woman.

Ronald Saunders, 69, who lives with his wife at 758 Cordova Circle in the Village of Largo, was arrested at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday by Sumter County sheriff’s deputies on a charge of battery.

A woman told deputies that while she and Saunders were in a verbal argument, he punched her in the back while she was walking away, according to the arrest report. She had a small red mark on her back which was consistent with what she alleged. The exact nature of her relationship to Saunders was redacted from the arrest report.

An eyewitness verified the woman’s account of what had occurred.

He was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center on $2,000 bond.