Home invasion suspect shot, killed

Home invasion suspect shot, killed

Summerfield — A man was shot and killed Monday after he forced entry into an occupied residence in Summerfield. The suspect, armed with a gun, entered a home, located at 10420 Southeast 158th Place, Summerfield, and injured the victim’s dog. The victim stated that he locked himself inside a room in the house, and when […]

Man pulled out penis during argument, faces felony charges

Man pulled out penis during argument, faces felony charges

Silver Springs Shores — A man was arrested after deputies say he committed a sex offense in front of two children. The victim told deputies that she and Timothy Leon Williams, 37, were in a heated argument when all of a sudden he pulled out his penis. The victim stated that Williams shook “it” at […]

Man faces three counts of child neglect

Man faces three counts of child neglect

Marion County — A 25-year-old was released on a $6,000 bond after being charged with three counts of Child Neglect. Marion County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence after a caller reported that three small children had been left alone. According to the arrest affidavit, the children — 16 months, three, and five years of […]

Woman held without bond after jealous rage outburst

Woman held without bond after jealous rage outburst

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was arrested Wednesday after she assaulted her ex-boyfriend for not returning her phone calls. Ocala Police Department officers stated that the victim was watching television when he heard a knock at the door. The victim answered the door to find his ex-girlfriend, Christy Williams, 32, standing there. The victim […]

OPD: Suspect involved in shooting on the run

OPD: Suspect involved in shooting on the run

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department Detectives are still on the hunt for a man who is accused of shooting another man. Police said the shooting took place Monday at Oak Wood Mobile Manor, located at 3366 Northwest 4th Street, Ocala. According to the arrest warrant, Roger D. Lebron Colon, 55, got into an argument […]

Thief used Letgo App to sell stolen phones

Thief used Letgo App to sell stolen phones

A 22-year-old thief was arrested Monday and charged with Robbery by Sudden Snatching and Dealing in Stolen Property. On August 4, the victim told police that she had arranged to meet the suspect, later identified as Emmanuel J. Smith, to sell her iPhone 6s after they made contact through the Letgo application. The two had […]

Sinkhole opens up on Highway 318

Sinkhole opens up on Highway 318

A sinkhole has formed in the eastbound lane in the 300 block of East Highway 318. According to engineers, the sinkhole is approximately nine feet wide and five feet deep. At this time, Highway 318 has been closed between Highway 301 and Highway 441. Only local traffic will be permitted in the area. A detour […]

Human remains found in septic tank

Human remains found in septic tank

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Investigators are investigating a suspicious death after a septic tank cleaning company discovered human remains. The human remains were found at 21701 Northwest 52nd Place in Newberry. According to a press release, the skeletal remains were discovered inside the home’s septic tank while it was being serviced. Investigators said they are […]

Rabies alert for parts of Marion County

Rabies alert for parts of Marion County

Official Press Release — Ocala, Florida — The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has issued a rabies alert for Northwest Ocala/Marion County. This is in response to a bite from an infected cat on July 31. This rabies alert is for 60 days and includes the following areas: North U.S. Highway 27 to […]

Spiny lobster regular recreational and commercial season

Spiny lobster regular recreational and commercial season

FWC – Today, spiny lobster regular recreational and commercial season begins. The two-day sports season last week successfully wrapped up, and lobster lovers everywhere are now getting ready for the regular recreational and commercial season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31, 2018. This economically important season generates more than $1 million through […]

Dash cam video in chase that left three dead not released yet

Dash cam video in chase that left three dead not released yet

Dash cam video of a high-speed chase that left three dead has yet to be released. The incident occurred on July 28, 2017. The Florida Highway Patrol said that Jaquard Cuyler, 26, who was driving a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, was in the vicinity of the landfill on Baseline Road when a Marion County sheriff’s deputy […]

Man found shot to death in car

Man found shot to death in car

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department is currently investigating a homicide. OPD Captain Louis Biondi, said that the victim is a black male, possibly in his mid-30s. The victim’s name has not been released. According to a press release, the victim was shot to death. OPS was notified of the shooting at approximately 12 p.m. […]

Tropical Storm Emily, 31 counties under state of emergency

Tropical Storm Emily, 31 counties under state of emergency

[Video courtesy of our partners at Accuweather.com] Today, Governor Rick Scott issued an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in 31 counties within the State of Florida in response to Tropical Storm Emily. Tropical storm warnings are currently in effect for Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, and Lee Counties. At this time, no evacuation […]

Two innocent people dead after high-speed chase

Two innocent people dead after high-speed chase

    Two people were killed Friday night when Marion County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a high-speed chase with a “suspicious vehicle.” The Florida Highway Patrol said that Jaquard Cuyler, 26, who was driving a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, was in the vicinity of the landfill on Baseline Road when a Marion County sheriff’s deputy said he […]

Dog was sold to help pay for funeral then stolen back

Dog was sold to help pay for funeral then stolen back

An Ocala woman was arrested after she snatched a dog from its owner and fled the area. Police say, Colby Parsons, the brother of Tara Mae Swindle, A.K.A Tara Parsons, died and the family could not afford to pay for his funeral. According to reports, the girlfriend of the deceased sold a Chihuahua, which originally […]

Girlfriend gives away crack cocaine, stabbed 20 times

Girlfriend gives away crack cocaine, stabbed 20 times

Ocala, Florida — A convicted felon and known drug dealer who stabbed his girlfriend approximately 20 times is scheduled to appear in court on August 22. Ocala police say that Willie Fred Heaven, 30, who owns Heaven’s Lawn Care and Tree Service, arrived home drunk and stabbed his girlfriend and her ex-husband. According to the arrest […]

Back to school and sports physicals

Back to school and sports physicals

Ocala, Florida — Symphony Healthcare, Inc., located at 2100 SE 17th Street, Suite 901, Ocala, is now offering back to school and sports physicals for $30.00. They are also offering an optional screening/preventative electrocardiogram (EKG) for $25.00. Mention this article and receive $5.00 off these services. Click here to print. Don’t wait until the last […]

Woman agreed to anal and oral sex for purchase of antibiotics

Woman agreed to anal and oral sex for purchase of antibiotics

Recently, the Ocala Police Department conducted a recorded undercover prostitution operation in a three block radius of South Pine Avenue, Ocala. In one incident, an undercover officer posing as a “John” met with a known prostitute in the area, Lindsay Wilson, 28. Wilson told the “John” that she would have anal and oral sex for […]

Man dies in motorcycle crash

Man dies in motorcycle crash

Marion County  — Mark Hanson, 53, was killed Monday night when he lost control of his 2008 Harley-Davidson. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Hanson was traveling westbound on State Road 40 when, for unknowns reasons, he locked up his rear brake and dumped the motorcycle on its left side. According to the crash report, Hanson’s […]

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