MCSO: Meth lab discovered with children in the house

MCSO: Meth lab discovered with children in the house

Ocala, Florida — On Tuesday afternoon, Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Chase Ash, 32, and his girlfriend, Hope Wright, 27, on multiple charges. While officers assisted the Department of Children and Families (DCF) on a child well-being check at the couple’s residence at 2605 SE 69th Place, Ocala, deputies discovered two separate containers filled […]

Ocala man had multiple victims of child pornography and voyeurism

Ocala man had multiple victims of child pornography and voyeurism

Silver Springs, Florida — On Tuesday, Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives executed a search warrant and arrested Robert Earl Toole, 50, on child pornography charges. Toole resides at 3433 Northeast 56th Avenue, Silver Springs, Florida. Toole’s arrest stemmed from an undercover internet investigation on individuals possessing and transmitting child pornography in the Marion […]

Homeless man took advantage of a caring family, had sex with minor

Homeless man took advantage of a caring family, had sex with minor

Ocala, Florida — A homeless man remains behind bars after deputies learned he had sex with a minor. An Ocala father is beyond angry after a homeless man, whom he gave a place to stay, had sex with his minor daughter. According to reports, Michael Fairweather, 28, had been “couch-hopping” between the father’s house and […]

OPD: Cruelty toward child and drug charges for Ocala father

OPD: Cruelty toward child and drug charges for Ocala father

Ocala, Florida — A career criminal remains behind bars after Ocala police attempted to serve a trespass warning, but instead arrested the 26-year-old father. According to reports, a maintenance worker with the Motel 6 on Blitchton Road went to a room where Charles Reynaldo Murillo, 26, had been staying in reference to complaints Murillo had […]

Couple arrested after video showed baby with gun

Couple arrested after video showed baby with gun

Evansville, Indiana — An Indiana couple was arrested on multiple charges after police found cellphone videos of a baby playing with a .40 caliber handgun. According to police, the video was discovered during an investigation in which Michael Barnes, 19, attempted to sell a firearm to an undercover Evansville police officer. After Barnes was arrested, […]

Sex predator threatened to kill teen victim; mother was dating the suspect

Sex predator threatened to kill teen victim; mother was dating the suspect

Ocala, Florida — Edwin R. Bermudez, 37, will remain behind bars following his January 7, arrest. According to reports, on January 7, Ocala police met with a 15-year-old victim who stated Bermudez, a convicted sex predator, had moved into her home in October 2014 and began a sexual relationship with her mother. The victim believes […]

Man threw daughter off Sunshine Skyway bridge approach, 911 call from attorney released

Man threw daughter off Sunshine Skyway bridge approach, 911 call from attorney released

First court appearance. (Article continued below) St. Petersburg, Florida — Today, just after midnight, John Nicholas Jonchuck, 25, committed an unthinkable act. Jonchuck drove his vehicle over a Tampa Bay bridge and pulled over. He then removed his daughter, Phoebe, 5, from her seat by her arms, pressed her head to his chest, and threw […]

Sisters, 11 and 15, murdered their 16-year-old brother

Sisters, 11 and 15,  murdered their 16-year-old brother

White Springs, Florida — Additional information is now available in the murder of a 16-year-old boy in Columbia County, Florida. Detectives with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office determined that Nicole Kornegay, 11, assisted her sister, Misty “Ariel” Renee Kornegay, 15, in the murder of their 16-year-old brother, Damien Kornegay, and both teens have been arrested […]

Woman arrested, high speed chase with small children in front seat

Woman arrested, high speed chase with small children in front seat

Marion oaks — Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies located and arrested Stephanie Jones, 23, after she fled from a traffic stop on December 28, 2014. According to reports, while patrolling the Marion Oaks area, Deputy Tanya Rodriguez saw a silver four-door vehicle at the intersection of SW 35th Court Road and Marion Oaks Manor with two […]

Twin toddlers removed from house of stench and filth

Twin toddlers removed from house of stench and filth

Venice, Florida — The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a couple who allegedly lived with their 2-year-old twin girls in a home of feces, stench, and filth. Deputies responded to the residence on Briarwood Road after the alleged victim, Elizabeth Davis, 32, called 911 and stated that her boyfriend, Wesley Benoit, 35, threatened to […]

The owner of a popular waterside restaurant and two others, abused 15-year-old girl

The owner of a popular waterside restaurant and two others, abused 15-year-old girl

DeLand, Florida — The comments of a 60-year-old DeLand man sparked an intensive investigation by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. It all started when witnesses said the man offered to pay money if someone could introduce him to some young girls. The investigation that culminated Wednesday morning led to three arrests, including a DeBary couple […]

Armed suspect lead deputies on high-speed chase

Armed suspect lead deputies on high-speed chase

Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies were led on a high-speed chase Wednesday night by 27-year-old Adam D. Hampleman, after he robbed his father and grandfather at gunpoint of two firearms, cell phones, and silver coins. When units responded to 3908 S.E. 45th Place, Ocala, Deputy Chris Ellis spotted Hampleman’s vehicle leaving the […]

School bus attendant assaulted autistic child during ride home

School bus attendant assaulted autistic child during ride home

Polk City, Florida — Yesterday, December 10, 2014, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit detectives arrested 52-year-old Clara McGriff, of Lake Wales, on a warrant charging her with one count Negligent Child Abuse (F-3). McGriff is employed by the Polk County School Board as a school bus attendant, and has been charged with child […]

Video: Mom slaps child that is terrified of beach waves

Video: Mom slaps child that is terrified of beach waves

Virginia Beach, Virginia – Katherine Johnson, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, captured video of an unidentified woman “smacking” her child after the young boy expressed fear of incoming beach waves. In the video, you can hear the woman tell the child, “Shut-up, you getting on my damn nerves.” Johnson said she recorded the video so she […]

3 women severely beat a girl after school meeting

3 women severely beat a girl after school meeting

Deltona, Florida — Three women were arrested for child abuse Friday after slapping, kicking, and choking a teen girl and then forcing her to take her clothes off so they could beat her with belts. The women said they were disciplining the girl because she had been suspended from school. Volusia County sheriff’s deputies responded […]

Former Frances Marion Military Academy teacher, Duane Adams had second victim

Former Frances Marion Military Academy teacher, Duane Adams had second victim

    Ocala, Florida — A second juvenile has been identified as a victim of former Frances Marion Military Academy Teacher, Duane Adams. In the course of the investigation against Adams, investigators learned that during the last school year there had been a fight between two girls and that the girls were actually fighting over […]

Florida mom arrested after traveling to sell her daughter to Super Bowl fans

Florida mom arrested after traveling to sell her daughter to Super Bowl fans

  New York — Bronx detectives arrested a Palm Bay, Florida woman after she traveled to New York for Super Bowl Sunday in an attempt to “pimp out” her 15-year-old daughter to football fans. Yolanda Ostoloza, 39, originally from New Jersey, reportedly owed nearly $500 in back rent and figured she could make the money […]