Woman arrested at Gator Joe’s

Woman arrested at Gator Joe’s

Ocklawaha, Florida — On August 21, 2016, Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to Gator Joe’s, located at 12431 Southeast 135th Avenue, in reference to a disturbance. One victim told police that the suspect, later identified as Holly Pomeroy, 24, had struck him in the head with her fist. A second victim stated that Pomeroy had […]

Body found in Dunnellon

Body found in Dunnellon

Dunnellon, Florida — An investigation is underway after the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Field Force Unit discovered a body in Dunnellon. According to a press release, the body was discovered in a wooded area north of Southwest 162nd Terrace and Southwest 36th Street. The body was found on August 20, while members of Field Force […]

Second case of Zika in Marion County, neighborhoods not identified

Second case of Zika in Marion County, neighborhoods not identified

The Marion County Health Department confirmed Friday that there is a second case or travel-related Zika in Marion County. As with the first case, the second resident, who is not being named, had traveled to the Dominican Republic. State health officials refuse to identify the neighborhoods where the Zika cases have been identified, citing privacy […]

Local neurologist arrested

Local neurologist arrested

Ocala, Florida — Ocala police arrived at a residence to assist a female regain entry into her home, and instead, arrested a local neurologist after he battered the female victim while he was heavily intoxicated. The victim told police that Dr. Alfredo Luis Jacome, 51, threw her and the children out of the house they had […]

Local locksmith arrested, charged with 12 felonies

Local locksmith arrested, charged with 12 felonies

Ocala, Florida — A local locksmith was arrested after a mother discovered that her now 13-year-old daughter had been sexually abused by the 45-year-old. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says that John Henry Rapp, a locksmith from 2 in 1 Locksmith, located at 5555 South Pine Avenue, Ocala, was arrested and charged with 11 counts of […]

Confirmed case of Zika in Marion County

Confirmed case of Zika in Marion County

The Florida Department of Health has confirmed a travel-related case of Zika in Marion County. The case was confirmed after the person returned from the Dominican Republic and was seen by a local doctor’s office. This makes 35 counties in Florida with travel-related Zika cases and Marion County is now considered part of the Declaration […]

Woman thought noises were from an intruder

Woman thought noises were from an intruder

Marion County — A woman snapped pictures of a mother bear and her cubs as they played right outside her door. Charlene D. said that she was inside her home when she heard loud noises outside. “At first I thought it was an intruder,” Charlene said. However, the noises were not from an intruder at all. Charlene […]

8 arrested after meth lab was discovered

8 arrested after meth lab was discovered

[Last updated on August 11, 2016, at 11:30 p.m., to include the current booking photo for Corey Mills and a list of his previous charges. The arrest affidavit had Mills’ name spelled as Cory instead of Corey, therefore Mills’ previous charges were not displayed during the initial investigation by OP.] Ocala, Florida — Eight people were arrested Tuesday after […]

Marion Oaks man arrested, struck woman and three children

Marion Oaks man arrested, struck woman and three children

Marion Oaks — Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Doody, and his trainee, Deputy O’Leary, responded to a Marion Oaks home in reference to a battery. Corporal Doody met with a female victim who stated that Mackonenn Greenland, 30, had beaten her three children with a phone charger. When the female told Greenland that she was going […]

Former Sheriff Chris Blair makes a deal with prosecutors

Blair will never be able to run for sheriff in the Fifth Judicial District

Former Sheriff Chris Blair makes a deal with prosecutors

Marion County — Former Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair withdrew his candidacy for re-election. In a letter to Supervisor of Elections, Welsley Wilcox, Blair wrote, “Having duly qualified for election for the office of Sheriff of Marion County, in the Republican Primary and General Elections of 2016, I hereby immediately and irrevocably withdraw my candidacy […]

New retailer coming to Ocala, taking applications

New retailer coming to Ocala, taking applications

Ocala, Florida — A new store is opening in Ocala. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is coming to Ocala and is currently accepting applications for the new store set up. Those hired will be considered for permanent positions once the store is open. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet will be located at 3101 Southwest 34th Avenue, #500. The corner of Southwest […]

Officers enter wrong home, woman embarrassed they saw her underwear

Officers enter wrong home, woman embarrassed they saw her underwear

  A woman arrived home Wednesday to find four Police Officers searching the inside of her house. The woman said the officers were “acting like lunatics.” She said she was embarrassed because the officers had even searched through her drawers and saw her Scooby-Doo underwear. The woman said, “They checked the air conditioner vents, inside […]

Video: Volkswagen of Ocala break-in, cars stolen

Video: Volkswagen of Ocala break-in, cars stolen

    [Last updated on July 27, 2016, at 11:35 a.m.] Ocala, Florida — Video for the July 23, 2016, break-in at the Volkswagen of Ocala dealership, located at 5135 SW College Road, Ocala, has been released. The video shows several black males, who concealed their identity, smash a glass door and enter the business. […]

Attempted murder suspect video recorded attack

Attempted murder suspect video recorded attack

WARNING: The following video contains graphic content. If you are weak at heart or easily offended, you should not watch this video. Viewer discretion is strongly advised. Ocala, Florida — Marion County sheriff’s investigators say a man who brutally beat a man and left him for dead, video recorded the attack with a cell phone. When MCSO […]

Former Sheriff’s kiosk program under investigation, removed from businesses

Former Sheriff’s kiosk program under investigation, removed from businesses

  UPDATE: Ofab Inc. CEO speaks out about the removal of the crime prevention kiosks Marion County – The kiosk program, which was created by former Sheriff Chris Blair in 2014, is under investigation by the State Attorney’s Office. On Friday, May 20, 2016, the State Attorney’s Office for the Fifth Judicial District indicted Sheriff Chris […]

Ocala woman charged with welfare fraud

Ocala woman charged with welfare fraud

  Ocala, Florida — The State Attorney’s Office issued a warrant for a woman’s arrest after they determined she had committed welfare fraud. According to the arrest warrant, Tamora Tequia Alston, 30, knowingly, by means of false statement or other misrepresentation, obtained and continued to obtain food stamps and Medicaid benefits when she was not […]

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