Man arrested after beating woman over Facebook post

Man arrested after beating woman over Facebook post

Ocala, Florida — When Deputy David Grantham was dispatched to a domestic disturbance call in the 5500 block of SW 129 Place Road, he was met by a female with tears rolling down her cheeks. She told Deputy Grantham after she returned home from working the night shift, Tavis Jamain Johnson, 30, woke her because […]

“Dear John” A Prostitution Warning From Sanford Police

“Dear John” A Prostitution Warning From Sanford Police

Starting this week, the registered owners of vehicles spotted lingering in areas with known prostitutes, will receive a Community Safety Letter from the Sanford Police Department. The letter will serve as a warning that someone is watching them and that prostitution is unacceptable in the community. Men, if you are married your wife may not […]

Corrections Officers Richard Smith and Dustin Lay arrested

Corrections Officers Richard Smith and Dustin Lay arrested

On October 1, 2013, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Special Investigations began looking into a case involving an incident concerning Marion County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officers Richard C. Smith, 51, and Dustin Allen Lay,32, who were employed at the Marion County Jail. Smith was hired August of 2007 and Lay was hired December […]

Craigslist scams on the rise

Craigslist scams on the rise

If you are someone that enjoys the ease of advertising items for sale on Craigslist you should be aware of the possible scams that are lurking involving prospective buyers of your merchandise. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office has been experiencing an increase of reported fraudulent activity through Craigslist ads. The scam works as follows:   […]

Carlee Moore cooked meth with her 6-Year-Old present

Carlee Moore cooked meth with her 6-Year-Old present

Deltona, Florida — Over the weekend, a tip led Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies to a house in Deltona where methamphetamine was being cooked in the presence of a 6-year-old child. Investigators spent several hours clearing out the highly dangerous chemicals found inside the residence located at 2555 Doyle Road, the home of 31-year-old Carlee Moore and […]

Katelyn Roman & Guadalupe Shaw arrested for Rebecca Sedwick’s suicide

Katelyn Roman & Guadalupe Shaw arrested for Rebecca Sedwick’s suicide

  Polk County, Florida — On Monday, October 14, 2013, Polk County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives arrested and charged two middle school students as a result of numerous interviews conducted by PCSO detectives who are investigating the suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick of Lakeland that occurred on September 10, 2013. According to reports, from December 2012 […]

Taurus Moye Person Of Interest In Murder Of Davonte Lewis

Taurus Moye Person Of Interest In Murder Of Davonte Lewis

Polk County, Florida — Authorities in Polk County are seeking information into the homicide of Davonte Lewis, which occurred on October 11, 2013. 35-year-old Taurus Terrell Moye, who has an active arrest warrant for Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon, has been named a person of interest in the case and is being […]

Fatal Shooting at Serenity Apartments In Ocala

Fatal Shooting at Serenity Apartments In Ocala

    Ocala, Florida — Shortly after midnight, Friday, October 11, 2013, shots were fired at 4744 N.E. 32nd Lane in Ocala (Serenity Apartments). According to detectives, an altercation occurred at a bar near the Serenity Apartments involving four individuals. Two of the four people involved left the bar but were followed by the other […]

Millions In Family Jewels Melted Down, Six Arrested

Millions In Family Jewels Melted Down, Six Arrested

  Miami, Florida — Residents in Collier and Miami-Dade Counties can rest a little easier tonight after six people were arrested in connection with a string of burglaries. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement spent a year and a half investigating more than 30 burglaries that were occurring during the day in upscale neighborhoods in […]

Michael Rogers Arrested For Facebook Post

Michael Rogers Arrested For Facebook Post

Ocala, Florida — On October 6, 2013 the Marion County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Bloomington, Indiana Police. Deputy Zackary Hughes was the point of contact. Bloomington, Indiana Police Officers called in reference to a threat that had been posted on Facebook by Michael Scott Rogers, 27, of Ocala. The threat post by Rogers was […]

UPDATE: Norovirus Confirmed October 9, 2013 Marion County

UPDATE: Norovirus Confirmed October 9, 2013 Marion County

  Marion County, Florida—The Florida Department of Health in Marion County determined on October 9, 2013 that Norovirus is the cause of a recent outbreak of gastrointestinal illness at East Marion Elementary School.     The Department wants residents to be aware of the symptoms of the illness, and take precautions to prevent contracting gastrointestinal […]

Ohman, you’re in trouble

Ohman, you’re in trouble

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man faces additional charges after he resisted arrest while being served a warrant for violating his probation. Ocala PD Officers, J.C. Douglas and N. Hardy were responding to the Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Office at 5640 SW 6th Place, to transport 64-year-old Michael Lavern Ohman to jail for […]

Universal’s Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster Stuck

Universal’s Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster Stuck

  Orlando, Florida — Around 7 p.m. on October 9, 2013, 12 people found themselves stuck in a vertical position on the ‘Rip Ride Rockit’ roller coaster at Universal Studios. The riders were stuck in the vertical position for over two hours. A spokesperson for Universal said that a technical malfunction caused the roller coasters […]

Dangerous Mexican Cartel Associates Arrested In Polk County

Dangerous Mexican Cartel Associates Arrested In Polk County

On September 30, 2013, the Central Florida HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) task force arrested six suspects and seized approximately 19 pounds of Methamphetamine in the Fort Meade area. The investigation began earlier this year when detectives received information about the Gabriel Zamarripa Drug Trafficking Organization operating in Polk County. This organization has ties […]

Timothy Dacey Of Summerfield Arrested Says It’s Child’s Fault

Timothy Dacey Of Summerfield Arrested Says It’s Child’s Fault

Summerfield, Florida — A Summerfield man molested a 5-year-old boy, but says it was the child’s fault. The Marion county Sheriff’s Office received a report on September 27, 2013, stating that Timothy Robert Dacey, 68, had sexually molested a child at his home in Summerfield. The boy had told someone that Dacey touched him with […]

Andre Pettiford And Luis Maysonet Arrested In Planned Robbery

Andre Pettiford And Luis Maysonet Arrested In Planned Robbery

  Ocala, Florida — On October 6, 2013 a detective with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Investigations Unit responded to the Love’s Truck Stop located at 7791 NW 47th Avenue in reference to a robbery call. Upon arrival, the detective made contact with Deputy Wright who told the detective that a robbery involving a […]

ABC Kidz Daycare worker arrested for rape

ABC Kidz Daycare worker arrested for rape

  Loraine County, Ohio — When police in Ohio were serving a search warrant on a home, they found a lot more than they bargained for. Police in Loraine County, Ohio arrived at a residence to execute a search warrant after the October 2, 2013, arrest of James Osborne, a Tier II Child Victim Sex […]