Published: Jul 30, 2013 6:44 PM EDT

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla.- A former Desoto County inmate intends to sue the county, the Sheriff's Office, and several deputies.

Jody Holland claims he was beaten by deputies while he was in jail for violating a restraining order. The woman who brought those charges works at the jail, and she had taken out the restraining order. Holland's lawyer believes deputies beat him as payback for what he was accused of doing to their fellow employee.