Two arrested in July 4th fireworks tent shooting

The shooter was a 14-year-old

Two arrested in July 4th fireworks tent shooting

  Silver Springs Shores — Marion County sheriff’s deputies arrested two people on Monday who were involved a shooting at a fireworks stand in the 7100 block of Maricamp Road. Quinnesha Roberts, 20, and Anquan Rashard Everett, 14, attempted to rob the fireworks stand and shot the security guard in the process. The shooting took […]

Reward offered for arrest in death of Ocala store clerk

Reward offered for arrest in death of Ocala store clerk

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the person who shot and killed a store clerk. The shooting occurred during an attempted robbery on  April 22, 2016, at  the Jiffy Food Store, located at 2425 Northwest 10th Street, Ocala. Detectives said that at approximately 9:50 a.m., a […]

Suspects kidnapped, beat, and raped a female juvenile

Suspects kidnapped, beat, and raped a female juvenile

[Last updated on March 3, 2016, at 9:28 p.m.] Ocklawaha, Florida — Three suspects have now been arrested after a female juvenile victim reported that she was raped and “stuffed” into the trunk of a car. On January 18, 2016, Marion County sheriff’s investigators responded to UF Health Shands Pediatric Intensive Care Unit to meet […]

Teen arrested for home invasion shooting

Teen arrested for home invasion shooting

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department detectives arrested a teenager after he admitted to shooting a 38-year-old man in the abdomen. According to a press release, on February 14, officers responded to Laurel Park Apartments, located at 100 Northwest 23rd Place, in reference to a home invasion in which five unknown, armed, black males entered a […]

Six arrested in home invasion and shooting

Six arrested in home invasion and shooting

Belleview, Florida — On January 19, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with Belleview Police Department officers, were dispatched to 5469 Southeast 104th Place, Belleview, in reference to a home invasion and shooting. When officers arrived on scene, they found victims Dominique J. Johnson, 19, Emanuel Estada-Portalatin, 17 and Christopher Hillard, […]

Dangerous teen on the run in Ocala

Dangerous teen on the run in Ocala

Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives are asking for the public’s help in the search for Raeqwon Emmanuel Munnerlyn, 19. According to a press release, detectives have obtained warrants for Munnerlyn’s arrest for Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Armed Robbery with a Firearm, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and Attempted […]

Armed robberies in Ocala

Armed robberies in Ocala

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is currently investigating two armed robberies. Both robberies took place on Sunday night between 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. In the first robbery, which took place at the Texaco Station, located at 3401 Southwest College Road, a man, along with his accomplice, pointed a gun at the clerk […]

Teen arrested for beating and shooting of 91-year-old woman

Second suspect at large

Teen arrested for beating and shooting of 91-year-old woman

Ocala, Florida — A boy was arrested on Wednesday and charged with Attempted Felony Murder and Home Invasion Robbery for the beating and shooting of a 91-year-old woman that occurred in June. According to the arrest affidavit, someone called in an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers after reading about the incident in the media. The tipster provided […]

Homeless man beaten with his own crutch

Homeless man beaten with his own crutch

Ocala, Florida — Ocala police recently arrested a man they say beat another homeless man with his own crutches and then robbed him. The incident occurred on Monday near the intersection of Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest 2nd Street, Ocala. Police stated that the victim was walking with a man, later identified as John Wooten, 34, […]

Armed robbery at Taco Del Mar

Armed robbery at Taco Del Mar

Ocala, Florida — Investigators with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a man they say robbed the Taco Del Mar, located at Southwest Highway 200, Unit 4, at gunpoint. A restaurant employee told MCSO Deputy Paul Youmans that the suspect entered the restaurant, pointed a semi-automatic handgun at him, and demanded money. According […]

More charges for teen involved in Family Dollar robbery

More charges for teen involved in Family Dollar robbery

Ocala, Florida — On Friday, Ocala Police Department Public Information Officer Angy Scroble said Caleb Clayton, 17, who was arrested Thursday for armed robbery of a Family Dollar located at 2370 Northwest 45th Terrace, has been charged with two more armed robberies. In addition to the charges of Armed Robbery (x2), Grand Theft Auto (x2), and Aggravated […]

Stern warning from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to criminals

Stern warning from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to criminals

  Ocala, Florida — “I will not tolerate this type of violent criminal behavior, which puts Marion County citizens at risk,” Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair said during a press meeting Thursday. “This agency will be very proactive to stop the violent criminals before they seriously hurt someone.” This message comes after twin brothers Caleb […]

Another Dollar General robbed at gunpoint

Another Dollar General robbed at gunpoint

On Thursday, at approximately 8:30 a.m. the Dollar General, located at 2040 Northeast 35th Street was robbed at gunpoint. Both black males were covering their faces during the robbery. Ocala Post is currently waiting on the details and surveillance video in this case. Marion County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Investigations Unit detectives believe this case is […]

Two children robbed at gunpoint

Two children robbed at gunpoint

Ocala, Florida — Two children were approached and robbed of their bicycles at gunpoint on Sunday. The incident occurred in the neighborhood of Silver Springs Shores. The two boys, ages 12 and 13, told authorities that they were riding their bikes around the neighborhood when they were approached by two suspects who were also on […]