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Ronn Rauber, 20-Year Flagler Sheriff’s Veteran, Arrested on Domestic Battery Charge

| March 18, 2013

The divorced couple have three minor children and still live under the same roof. (Olive Eyes)

The divorced couple have three minor children and still live under the same roof. (Olive Eyes)

Ronn Rauber is a 42-year-old veteran of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office: he’s been on the force 20 years. He was married to Amanda Kaznocha, 39, until 2011, when the couple filed for divorce. The divorce was finalized last June, though the couple remained under the same roof, though they’ve been facing foreclosure.

They have three children: a 2-year-old boy, a 7-year-old girl, and a 14-year-old girl.

Sunday evening, Rauber was arrested and charged with battery, a misdemeanor, after his ex-wife called 911 and said Rauber had pinned her to the wall during an argument, had yelled, and had been “breaking things in the house,” according to his arrest report, and doing so in front of the children.

Kaznocha, however, refused to sign charges against her ex-husband.

Rauber, who was making $59,000 last year, was suspended without pay.

When a deputy spoke with Kaznocha, “who was crying and obviously upset,” the deputy noticed that Kaznocha’s shirt “was in disarray.” According to her, Rauber had returned home and discovered that Kaznocha had introduced one of the couple’s children to her “friend/boyfriend.” She said she had been walking away from him when he grabbed her by the wrist and pinned her, the report states.

“Upon speaking with Ronn Rauber,” the report states, “he stated that he and Amanda were arguing tonight and said that they did not get physical with each other.” Earlier that morning, Rauber told the deputy, the couple had gotten into an argument, but Rauber denied that there had been any physical contact.

“I took pictures of Amanda to include her hands, arms and wrist and did not observe any red marks or bruises,” the report states. “The only marks I observed was redness of the skin on her chest, in the area that I noticed her shirt to be in disarray. Amanda said that she was not aware of how the marks got [there] and did not want any pictures of her chest area taken. Amanda did not want to cooperate further and refused to sign charges against Ron Rauber.”

Rauber was arrested and charged with battery-domestic violence based on verbal and written statements by his ex-wife, however, statements “consistent with the audio recording from the 911 call.”

Rauber, an Orlando native, was booked at the Flagler County jail at 8:50 p.m. Sunday. He posted $2,500 bond and was released.

“This is a serious problem in our community and no one is immune from their actions during a domestic argument that turns violent,” said Undersheriff Rick Staly. “Our agency has a zero tolerance for domestic violence.”

The address and image of law enforcement officers are legally shielded from Florida’s public-record law.

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18 Responses for “Ronn Rauber, 20-Year Flagler Sheriff’s Veteran, Arrested on Domestic Battery Charge”

  1. The Truth says:

    What a sad situation. I can only imagine that they stayed in the same home for their children and possibly because they had no where else to go, but that can never work out well after a divorce. I’m sure there is more to this story, but there is never a reason to lay your hands on a woman.

  2. family and friend says:


  3. Interesting says:

    I’m quite shocked that for once the Sherrifs office has arrested one of their own. They have “zero tolerance” for domestic violence but I guess not for driving drunk as one of their deputies got away with it multiple times before being arrested and finally fired. And it’s quite odd they never put up their mugshots? Why? I would like to see what this man who thinks its okay to put his hands on women.

    • Anonymous says:

      i dont feel a woman should be able to put there hands on a man neighter!

    • Nancy N. says:

      As noted in the article, it’s a violation of state law to post the address and/or image of a law enforcement officer. Mug shots are images. You have a problem with that, talk to the legislature and Governor about it.

    • Anny says:

      They don’t put up mug shots because there exempt from public information law

  4. rose duncan says:

    If there is no special treatment given then why is his picture not posted on the fcso arrest site?

  5. soso says:

    Well, I watched The Quiet Man last night for St. Patty’s. Wouldn’t miss it for nothing. I made corned beef and cabbage with potatoes. There was a lot of violence in the movie but still remains a classic. Love conquers all. Kiss and make up for the children.

    • anonymous says:

      This is real life, not a movie. No one has a right to tell a woman to kiss and make up with anyone who lays a hand on them. From what I know about Flagler cops, it’s about time they stopped turning the other cheek.

  6. Info says:

    Go to flagler inmate facility it’s public record pic and charges are on there

  7. Paul Medford says:

    So,…If a CWP holder did this, they could no longer carry a gun. Let’s see how this pans out.

  8. John Boy says:

    What’s wrong with tis picture, $59,000. plus OT and benefits and the house is in foreclouser.

  9. Rick says:

    Ronn has battled with this for years. He has been stuck trying to make sure his children have a safe, healthy environment to raise his children while trying to maintain some semblance of a family for his children. Amanda has played the victim card time and time again even running off to New York last year chasing after a married man who she thought would leave his wife for her. In the process she tried to get protective orders against Ronn to keep him away from his children. It didn’t work, she came back with her tail tucked between her legs after she ran out of people to exploit. She needs serious help. Ronn’s only mistake was letting her move back into the house. He did it as that’s the only way to keep a relationship with his kids. He stuck to his guns and divorced her. It was a weird dymantic but he did it for his kids. She has trashed everything he owns. She has ruined his career. Did he hold her down? Heck if I know but be likely did it to defend himself from her rage. I hope for Ronn’s sake he gets through this and finds a way to save his career as he is a solid deputy. 20 years, only issue he has ever had was the unhealthy relationship with Amanda. Is he perfect? No, but he is by no means abusive.

  10. Jeannie says:

    Why does everyone assume he did this. Ever hear of innocent until proven guilty?

  11. Reality Check says:

    What happened to innocent until proven guilty? Everyone is assuming he did all this; she refuses to press charges and has no marks where she says he held her. I am an advocate for NEVER striking a woman, but if you have a history of a woman lying or trying to get custody of her kids by means of a police report, well. This is a case for our court system, if they find him guilty then he pays the price, until then we are all just assuming what happened.

  12. Deep South says:

    With the tension between the two parties, and a unhealthy relationship, I am surprised that a judge overseeing the divorced proceedings would a allow the divorced parents to continue to share a house together. Especially a home going through foreclosure. I would have made both parties vacate the property and to establish visiting rights. What kind of effect does this have on your children knowing your parents are divorced and still sharing/living together, and knowing your divorced parents are still having problems. Yhis is not healthy for a child’s mentality.

  13. FlaglerLive says:

    The comment section of this story is now closed. The newsworthiness of this story was limited to the fact the arrested party was a member of the Flagler County sheriff’s office. Beyond that, this is a private matter and we’re not interested in providing a public forum for those taking sides to trash private citizens.

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