Felony warrant for woman yields two arrests

Felony warrant for woman yields two arrests

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police made a double arrest as they attempted to serve a warrant on a felon over the weekend. Ocala Police Officers Hall and Diesso responded to the 200 block Northeast 19th Avenue after they received a tip that a woman with outstanding warrants would be at the location. While police were […]

Family was using taxpayer money and committing credit card fraud while smoking dope

Family was using taxpayer money and committing credit card fraud while smoking dope

Davenport, Florida — An ongoing credit card counterfeiting investigation led to three arrests after Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies served a search warrant at 626 Sunset View Drive, Davenport. According to police reports, in January 2015, a victim in Texas contacted PCSO in reference to his debit card being used in Davenport to withdraw funds. […]

Girl wanted to buy “weed” via Twitter

Girl wanted to buy “weed” via Twitter

Palm Beach County, Florida — Think law enforcement officials do not monitor social media? Think again. A woman from Jupiter, Florida, who calls herself “Goddess,” recently tweeted, “Somebody bring me weed.  I’ll pay for it.” The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office then tweeted, “Where should we meet you?” The PBSO said that “Goddess” did not […]

Mother charged with manslaughter in baby’s death

Mother charged with manslaughter in baby’s death

Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, Ocala Police Department Detective Mary Brewton arrested the mother of the 20-month-old child who drowned in a small above ground pool on April 25, 2015. According to detectives, the pool contained approximately 30 inches of water. On April 25, 2015, Ocala Police responded to 244 Northeast 44th Avenue, in reference […]

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 […]

Heroin use on the rise; cheaper, more dangerous product being manufactured

Heroin use on the rise; cheaper, more dangerous product being manufactured

Ocala, Florida — Heroin (smack) use has increased across the United States among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels. According to the latest Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the greatest increases have occurred in groups with historically […]

Man threatened to kill his father and a juvenile after striking him

Man threatened to kill his father and a juvenile after striking him

Summerfield, Florida — A Summerfield man remained behind bars Tuesday after he hit and threatened to kill a juvenile. On Monday, Deputy Tevyn Gadson responded to Southeast 131st Place, Summerfield, in reference to a disturbance. When Gadson arrived on the scene, witnesses stated that Ronald James Beabout  Jr., became verbally aggressive toward his father. Witnesses […]

Charges dropped against two accused of planning attack on Eustis Police Department

Charges dropped against two accused of planning attack on Eustis Police Department

Ocala, Florida — All charges against two men who allegedly planned an attack on the Eustis Police Department have been dropped. Ocala Post obtained an eight-page memorandum from the State Attorney’s Office that outlines why the charges were dropped. In May, Christopher M. Conger, 32, and Jeremy Robertson, 29, were arrested after the Marion County […]

Ocklawaha killer sentenced to 48 years

Ocklawaha killer sentenced to 48 years

Ocala, Florida — Accused killer, Isaac Duwayne Sheffield, 35, was sentenced to 48 years in prison by Circuit Judge Robert Hodges Monday. Sheffield was convicted of Second-degree Murder for the August 2013 killing of Stanley Yassen, 74, of Ocklawaha. At the time Yassen’s body was discovered inside his home, deputies said it was obvious that […]

Two drug dealers arrested, drugs were in children’s reach

Two drug dealers arrested, drugs were in children’s reach

Ocala, Florida — Two drug dealers are off the street after detectives discovered a couples drug operation while serving a warrant this week. On Wednesday, Marion County Sheriff’s Detective Tortora and Deputy McQuaig responded to 3841 Northeast 16th Avenue, Ocala, in reference to a warrant check on Andrew W. Eden, 28. Eden had an active warrant […]

Heroin dealer arrested in Ocala

Heroin dealer arrested in Ocala

Ocala, Florida — An undercover investigation by the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team lead to the arrest of a heroin dealer in Ocala. On one occasion, agents reported that Melissa S. Young, 31, A.K.A Melissa Parrish, sold five aluminum bindles of heroin to an informant.  During a second encounter, Young sold four bindles of heroin […]

K-9 drug bust yielded 336 grams of Ecstasy

K-9 drug bust yielded 336 grams of Ecstasy

Summerfield, Florida — On Saturday, Marion County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Investigations Unit detectives conducted a traffic stop on a gold Hyundai Santa Fe after it crossed over the median divider and fog lines on the road at the 17700 block of South Highway 441, Summerfield. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Thomas Petrick, […]

K-9 sniffs out heroin syringe; woman arrested

K-9 sniffs out heroin syringe; woman arrested

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received information that a warrant suspect they had been searching for was traveling to the Pilot on Highway 484 and I-75, Ocala, last week. While conducting surveillance of the area, a deputy saw a green Chevy pickup truck being driven by the suspect’s brother and two other occupants pull […]

Man arrested on his fourth DUI

Man arrested on his fourth DUI

Marion Oaks — While driving north on Marion Oaks Course, Deputy Tanya Rodriguez spotted a vehicle with a Texas license plate swerve into the median then back onto the roadway. She then activated her emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. According to reports, as Deputy Rodriguez approached the vehicle she could […]

Career criminal arrested on weapons and drug charges, back on the street

Career criminal arrested on weapons and drug charges, back on the street

Ocala, Florida — A drug dealer and convicted felon was arrested Thursday morning after the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) served a search warrant at 2814 Southwest 16th Street. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, UDEST seized 8 ounces of cocaine, 27 ounces of high grade marijuana, $6,941 in cash, AK-47 ammunition, an […]

FHP: Traffic stop leads to 19 charges

FHP: Traffic stop leads to 19 charges

Ocala, Florida — Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Juan A. Marrero was conducting traffic enforcement on I-75 at Mile Marker 361 when he “clocked” a white 2009 Infinity SUV at 92 mph. Trooper Marrero then activated his emergency lights, at which time the driver failed to stop. According to reports, when Trooper Marrero performed a computer […]

Woman wanted on numerous warrants was followed

Woman wanted on numerous warrants was followed

Ocala, Florida — On Friday, Ocala Post reported that Melissa Snyder, 25, was wanted on several warrants in Marion County. On Saturday, Less than 24-hours after the article was published, Snyder was arrested by Ocala Police. A bail bondsman, who read the article and had knowledge of the warrants, told Ocala Post that he followed […]