Pregnant woman assaulted protecting her child from abusive boyfriend

Pregnant woman assaulted protecting her child from abusive boyfriend

Ocala, Florida — A 21-year-old man is still being held without bond after he struck a pregnant woman in the face. According to the Ocala Police Department, Eric McCray Jr., the live-in boyfriend of the victim, was being verbally abusive to a small child in the home. Police say the victim confronted McCray and told him […]

Hostage situation ends after two hours of negotiations

Hostage situation ends after two hours of negotiations

Ocala, Florida — On Tuesday, Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Jose Rene Marrero, 42, for Aggravated Domestic Battery with the Use of a Deadly Weapon, Kidnapping/False Imprisonment and Resisting an Officer without Violence. According to reports, MCSO deputies were dispatched to 5478 Northwest 62nd Place, in Ocala Park Estates in reference to a verbal […]

Man threatened to kill woman with machete

Man threatened to kill woman with machete

Ocala, Florida — Authorities say a man was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Domestic Battery, and Kidnapping-False Imprisonment after an argument with his on-and-off girlfriend turned physical. According to reports, Kevin L. Hill, 37, of Ocala, was temporarily living with his on-and-off girlfriend when they began to argue about the fact that he […]

Mother beat child, stabbed partner

Mother beat child, stabbed partner

Silver Springs, Florida — A Silver Springs woman faces several charges after authorities were notified about possible abuse on a child. Authorities say that Ann Montross, 25, became angry when her child “pooped” in her pants. A second victim in the house, Montross’ partner, stated that Montross became so agitated that she threw the child […]

Teen struck girlfriend with baseball bat

Teen struck girlfriend with baseball bat

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala teen was arrested after she struck her girlfriend with a baseball bat. Ocala Police responded to the Checkers, located at 1239 East Silver Springs Boulevard, and made contact with a female victim who stated that she and her girlfriend, Ke’asha Pullings, 18, had been in a physical altercation. The victim said […]

A jealous rage lands a Silver Springs woman in jail

A jealous rage lands a Silver Springs woman in jail

Silver Springs — A Silver Springs woman was arrested after she became jealous and physically attacked her husband and his alleged lover. On Saturday, deputies responded to the 11,000 block of Southeast 24th Street Road, after receiving reports that Gretchen Collard Wolf-Yahnig, 53, had attacked two people. According to Yahnig’s husband, he had invited a […]

To the Editor: Domestic violence victim was deaf and at my doorstep

"I was completely vulnerable and helpless."

To the Editor: Domestic violence victim was deaf and at my doorstep

Note: Before readers jump to conclusions and attack the writer, readers should realize that this information was addressed with the Sheriff’s Office first and posted to their Facebook page. The post was later deleted. The Sheriff’s Office stated that they do not have a need for an interpreter. Ocala, Florida — I usually keep to […]

Woman beaten and strangled

Woman beaten and strangled

Ocala, Florida — On Tuesday, Ocala Police Officer Janette Cabrera responded to a 911 call in reference to a domestic disturbance. When the officer arrived, she immediately saw a female, later identified as the victim, crying. The victim yelled out, “He just beat the s**t out of me.” Officer Cabrera reported that the victim could barely walk […]

Man busted little girl’s nose

Man busted little girl’s nose

Anthony, Florida — A man, who deputies say struck a little girl in the face over the weekend, was released from jail on a $3,500 bond Monday. An adult victim stated that she and David J. Dees, 39, were involved in a verbal altercation when the 8-year-old female victim told Dees to stop yelling at […]

Belleview man with temper arrested after being released from jail

Belleview man with temper arrested after being released from jail

Belleview, Florida — On Monday, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Levi Rackard responded to the 1200 block of Southeast 104th Terrace, Belleview, in reference to a domestic battery. Upon arrival, Deputy Rackard met with the victim, who stated that his brother, Aaron Lance, 20, had punched him and his father in the face. The brother stated […]

Man assaulted pregnant girlfriend over XBOX

Man assaulted pregnant girlfriend over XBOX

[Last updated on July 21, 2015, at 1:20 p.m.] Summerfield, Florida — A Summerfield man remained behind bars Monday after he assaulted his pregnant girlfriend over a video game console. On Saturday, July 18, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Vernon Reese responded to The Villages Regional Hospital and met with the assault victim. The victim told the […]

Woman enters home and assaults ex-boyfriend’s mother

Woman enters home and assaults ex-boyfriend’s mother

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman who deputies say broke into a house and assaulted her ex-boyfriend’s mother, was released from jail Wednesday morning. According to reports, deputies responded to the 2000 block of Southeast 88th Street, Ocala, in reference to an occupied residential burglary. When deputies arrived, the victim stated that she had been sleeping […]