Victims warn about mechanic who scammed thousands from them

Victims warn about mechanic who scammed thousands from them

Several victims have been scammed out of money by a Marion Oaks man who claims to be a mobile master mechanic. Joseph Rosario, 34, who goes by the name Joey, has scammed thousands of dollars from his victims. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has told victims that it is a civil matter and that there […]

Home invasion suspect shot, killed

Home invasion suspect shot, killed

Summerfield — A man was shot and killed Monday after he forced entry into an occupied residence in Summerfield. The suspect, armed with a gun, entered a home, located at 10420 Southeast 158th Place, Summerfield, and injured the victim’s dog. The victim stated that he locked himself inside a room in the house, and when […]

Man pulled out penis during argument, faces felony charges

Man pulled out penis during argument, faces felony charges

Silver Springs Shores — A man was arrested after deputies say he committed a sex offense in front of two children. The victim told deputies that she and Timothy Leon Williams, 37, were in a heated argument when all of a sudden he pulled out his penis. The victim stated that Williams shook “it” at […]

Man faces three counts of child neglect

Man faces three counts of child neglect

Marion County — A 25-year-old was released on a $6,000 bond after being charged with three counts of Child Neglect. Marion County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence after a caller reported that three small children had been left alone. According to the arrest affidavit, the children — 16 months, three, and five years of […]

Woman held without bond after jealous rage outburst

Woman held without bond after jealous rage outburst

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was arrested Wednesday after she assaulted her ex-boyfriend for not returning her phone calls. Ocala Police Department officers stated that the victim was watching television when he heard a knock at the door. The victim answered the door to find his ex-girlfriend, Christy Williams, 32, standing there. The victim […]

OPD: Suspect involved in shooting on the run

OPD: Suspect involved in shooting on the run

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department Detectives are still on the hunt for a man who is accused of shooting another man. Police said the shooting took place Monday at Oak Wood Mobile Manor, located at 3366 Northwest 4th Street, Ocala. According to the arrest warrant, Roger D. Lebron Colon, 55, got into an argument […]

Thief used Letgo App to sell stolen phones

Thief used Letgo App to sell stolen phones

A 22-year-old thief was arrested Monday and charged with Robbery by Sudden Snatching and Dealing in Stolen Property. On August 4, the victim told police that she had arranged to meet the suspect, later identified as Emmanuel J. Smith, to sell her iPhone 6s after they made contact through the Letgo application. The two had […]

Sinkhole opens up on Highway 318

Sinkhole opens up on Highway 318

A sinkhole has formed in the eastbound lane in the 300 block of East Highway 318. According to engineers, the sinkhole is approximately nine feet wide and five feet deep. At this time, Highway 318 has been closed between Highway 301 and Highway 441. Only local traffic will be permitted in the area. A detour […]

Rabies alert for parts of Marion County

Rabies alert for parts of Marion County

Official Press Release — Ocala, Florida — The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has issued a rabies alert for Northwest Ocala/Marion County. This is in response to a bite from an infected cat on July 31. This rabies alert is for 60 days and includes the following areas: North U.S. Highway 27 to […]

Dash cam video in chase that left three dead not released yet

Dash cam video in chase that left three dead not released yet

Dash cam video of a high-speed chase that left three dead has yet to be released. The incident occurred on July 28, 2017. The Florida Highway Patrol said that Jaquard Cuyler, 26, who was driving a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, was in the vicinity of the landfill on Baseline Road when a Marion County sheriff’s deputy […]

Women beware, con man on the prowl

Women beware, con man on the prowl

A con man who preys on women is on the prowl. Several victims, who do not want their identities revealed, have come forward. One of the women resides in Marion County, Florida. Ocala Post was able to interview four of the women. As with an unrelated 2016 case in New York, Walter Ravon Dawson, 49, […]

Man found shot to death in car

Man found shot to death in car

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department is currently investigating a homicide. OPD Captain Louis Biondi, said that the victim is a black male, possibly in his mid-30s. The victim’s name has not been released. According to a press release, the victim was shot to death. OPS was notified of the shooting at approximately 12 p.m. […]

Two innocent people dead after high-speed chase

Two innocent people dead after high-speed chase

    Two people were killed Friday night when Marion County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a high-speed chase with a “suspicious vehicle.” The Florida Highway Patrol said that Jaquard Cuyler, 26, who was driving a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, was in the vicinity of the landfill on Baseline Road when a Marion County sheriff’s deputy said he […]

Dog was sold to help pay for funeral then stolen back

Dog was sold to help pay for funeral then stolen back

An Ocala woman was arrested after she snatched a dog from its owner and fled the area. Police say, Colby Parsons, the brother of Tara Mae Swindle, A.K.A Tara Parsons, died and the family could not afford to pay for his funeral. According to reports, the girlfriend of the deceased sold a Chihuahua, which originally […]

Girlfriend gives away crack cocaine, stabbed 20 times

Girlfriend gives away crack cocaine, stabbed 20 times

Ocala, Florida — A convicted felon and known drug dealer who stabbed his girlfriend approximately 20 times is scheduled to appear in court on August 22. Ocala police say that Willie Fred Heaven, 30, who owns Heaven’s Lawn Care and Tree Service, arrived home drunk and stabbed his girlfriend and her ex-husband. According to the arrest […]

Back to school and sports physicals

Back to school and sports physicals

Ocala, Florida — Symphony Healthcare, Inc., located at 2100 SE 17th Street, Suite 901, Ocala, is now offering back to school and sports physicals for $30.00. They are also offering an optional screening/preventative electrocardiogram (EKG) for $25.00. Mention this article and receive $5.00 off these services. Click here to print. Don’t wait until the last […]

Woman agreed to anal and oral sex for purchase of antibiotics

Woman agreed to anal and oral sex for purchase of antibiotics

Recently, the Ocala Police Department conducted a recorded undercover prostitution operation in a three block radius of South Pine Avenue, Ocala. In one incident, an undercover officer posing as a “John” met with a known prostitute in the area, Lindsay Wilson, 28. Wilson told the “John” that she would have anal and oral sex for […]

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