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 […]

MCSO found compliant with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act

MCSO found compliant with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Marion County Jail underwent an extensive, three-day audit and was found to be 100 percent compliant with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). According to the sheriff’s office, during the ‘Exit Interview’, PREA auditor Buddy Kent stated in his analysis that MCSO’s Detention Bureau […]

Missing and endangered Silver Springs woman

Missing and endangered Silver Springs woman

Silver Springs, Florida — Tuesday, Charlotte Shepherd, 41, of Silver Springs, posted some comments on her Facebook timeline that have her family concerned for her well-being. Charlotte was last seen driving a 2004 White Ford F150 2 door truck, with the Florida tag 9648PK. If you know where she is, call 911. UPDATE Shepherd was found […]

Firefighter exodus continues with stalled negotiations; county may reduce requirements for Fire Chief

Firefighter exodus continues with stalled negotiations; county may reduce requirements for Fire Chief

[Last updated on July 8, 2015, at 9:37 p.m. to include a statement from the county.] Ocala, Florida  — Marion County firefighters are still waiting to hear back from county officials on their contract as the exodus of firefighters and paramedics continues. Last week, a 10-year Firefighter Paramedic promoted to Lieutenant, a 6-year Firefighter Paramedic promoted […]

United States wins women’s World Cup

United States wins women’s World Cup

The United States dominated Japan, the reigning World Cup champions, 5-2 to win their first Women’s World Cup title since 1999. United States won its third world cup title in the highest-scoring final in tournament’s history Sunday. All tournament the U.S. was known as being the defensive juggernaut only conceding one goal the whole tournament […]

Firefighters prevent Days Inn from burning to the ground

Firefighters prevent Days Inn from burning to the ground

[Video courtesy of Days Inn Management] Ocala, Florida — No injuries were reported in a blaze that completely destroyed a room at a Days Inn Motel on Friday. At approximately 6 a.m., Marion County Fire Rescue responded to the Days Inn, located at 5751 East Silver Springs Boulevard, Ocala. Article continued below According to reports,  crews […]

Deputy crashes into car while running code

Deputy crashes into car while running code

Ocala, Florida — On Friday, at approximately 12:10 p.m., Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Timothy Ogletree, 44, was traveling southeast on U.S. 27 in the left lane with his lights and sirens activated. According to reports, the deputy was responding to an emergency call. The deputy told troopers that as he approached the red light at […]

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 […]

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 […]

Free diabetes prevention program

Free diabetes prevention program

Ocala, Florida — Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are teaming up again this year to offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program to adults who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. This 16-week program will be held on Thursdays beginning July 16, from 8:15-9:15 a.m. at Marion County […]

Three arrested after disturbance at Carrington Lane Apartments

Three arrested after disturbance at Carrington Lane Apartments

Ocala, Florida — Three people — a man and twin sisters — were arrested, following a domestic disturbance at Carrington Lane Apartments, located at 3001 Southeast Lake Weir Avenue. The Ocala Police Department responded to the apartment complex after a witness reported loud yelling and screaming coming from the parking lot. When Ocala Police Officer […]

MCSO sergeant honored with award from American Legion

MCSO sergeant honored with award from American Legion

Official Press Release – Marion County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Supervisor Sgt. Ben Adams, has been selected as the American Legion’s Southern Region Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. This award recognizes those officers who have selflessly distinguished themselves over and beyond their normal duties, predominately through professional achievements and community service activities. Before Sgt. […]

Mother and daughter use elderly woman’s language barrier and health issues to exploit her

Mother and daughter use elderly woman’s language barrier and health issues to exploit her

Ocala, Florida — A mother and daughter were arrested after investigators learned they had used an 81-year-old elderly woman’s credit to purchase two vehicles. The criminals used the fact that the victim spoke limited English and her health issues to their advantage. On April 21, 2015, Geneva Palmer, 53, and the victim drove to Jenkins Mazda, located […]

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