Teacher arrested after touching girl inappropriately

Teacher arrested after touching girl inappropriately

  Dunnellon, Florida — A Dunnellon High School teacher is under arrest after a 15-year-old female said he touched her breast during class. The teen came forward with the allegation on February 8, 2016. The incident was reported to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on February 10. On February 16, MCSO investigators responded to Kimberly’s […]

Teen attacked pregnant girlfriend, confronted him about another woman

Teen attacked pregnant girlfriend, confronted him about another woman

Ocala, Florida — A teen was arrested on a warrant for aggravated battery after he attacked his pregnant girlfriend. On January 5, 2017, deputies responded to an apartment on Northeast 23rd Circle, Ocala, in reference to a domestic violence call. The victim stated that she was asleep in her room when her boyfriend, Corey Cohen, […]

Park shooting sends 17-year-old to hospital

Park shooting sends 17-year-old to hospital

Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a shooting that happened Monday at approximately 12 a.m. The shooting took place at Ralph Memorial Park, located at 1690 Pine Road, Ocala. The victim was taken to a local hospital and is being treated for his injuries. He is listed in stable condition. Detectives say a 17-year-old […]

Out of control prescribed burn threatens Marion Oaks

Out of control prescribed burn threatens Marion Oaks

[Last updated on February 17, 2017, at 5:11 p.m.]  A prescribed burn in the Florida Highlands got out of control Friday and began to burn toward Marion Oaks. The fire is in the area of Southwest 155th Street and Southwest 75th Avenue — everything southwest of that intersection is in harm’s way. According to the Marion […]

Woman shot as she sat in her minivan

Woman shot as she sat in her minivan

Marion Oaks — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in Marion Oaks, 3814 Southwest 143rd Lane Road, Wednesday morning. Authorities say a woman was shot while she was sitting inside her Chrysler Town & County minivan, which was parked in the driveway at at the aforementioned location. The Individual(s) who shot […]

Woman arrested, having sex with multiple juveniles

Woman arrested, having sex with multiple juveniles

An Ocala woman was arrested after detectives were provided with video evidence which showed the woman had sex with juvenile boys. According to the arrest affidavit, Maria Lynn Baker, 28, called the Ocala Police Department to report crimes that two juvenile boys had allegedly committed. When an OPD officer arrived at Baker’s location, the officer found her […]

Shooting prompted school lockdown

Shooting prompted school lockdown

    A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon in the 2000 block of Northeast 3rd Street. The Ocala Police Department told Ocala Post that they are not identifying the man at this time. Ocala police surrounded the area and a nearby school was placed on lockdown. Investigators […]

Belleview man faces felony charges following road rage incident

Belleview man faces felony charges following road rage incident

The Florida Highway Patrol responded to Southeast 112th Lane, just west of County Road 25A, after a caller reported a road rage incident. Troopers say two victims were riding their bicycles northbound on County Road 25A in the northbound travel lane close to the white line, when a pickup truck, driven by Michael A. Izzo, […]

Deputy found not guilty in 2014 beating case

Deputy found not guilty in 2014 beating case

  Former Marion County Sheriff’s deputy Jesse Alan Terrell, was found not guilty Wednesday afternoon. He was facing felony battery charges. Terrell, 33, is just one of five deputies accused of beating suspected drug dealer Derrick Price, 44, during an arrest that took place in 2014 in Marion Oaks. Former Deputies Trevor Wade Fitzgerald, 32, […]

Citra man in critical condition following U.S. 27 crash

Citra man in critical condition following U.S. 27 crash

A Citra man remained in critical condition Tuesday after he was involved in a car crash Monday afternoon. Ocala Police Department traffic crash investigators said Antonio James Turner, 38, who was driving a 2004 Toyota Solara, was traveling eastbound in the 2700 block of North U.S. 27 in the outside lane when the vehicle swerved […]

Teen stole truck, passed out

Teen stole truck, passed out

Ocala, Florida — A teen who stole a Ford F-150 pickup truck was caught after he passed out behind the wheel. Ocala police say they responded to 1909 Northeast 25th Avenue, when a victim reported that his truck had been stolen from the parking lot where he works. A short time later, someone called 911 and reported […]

Human remains found in Dunnellon, Fl, identified

Human remains found in Dunnellon, Fl, identified

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, through DNA analysis, identified humans remains found in Dunnellon. On August 20, 2016, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes unit were notified after the human remains were found in a wooded area just north of the intersection of Southwest 162nd Terrace and Southwest 36th Street. The remains were […]

Child abuse arrest, juvenile suffered multiple bruises

"He did not go to school because he 'runs' his mouth."

Child abuse arrest, juvenile suffered multiple bruises

A man told a Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy that he hit a juvenile several times with a belt because he had “reached his boiling point”. A MCSO deputy and a Department of Children and Families investigator responded to the 1900 block of Northeast 50th Place after someone reported that a juvenile had been physically abused. […]

Truck ends up on a car during road rage incident

Truck ends up on a car during road rage incident

All photos were courtesy of OPD Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department arrested a High Springs man Wednesday following a road rage incident. Upon arrival, Officer Derek Vitale saw the rear-end of a silver Ford F-150 sitting on top of a brown Toyota Camry. The driver of the F-150 told Officer Vitale that the […]

Man jailed, nearly strangled a mother, kids were home

"The more I struggled, the tighter [his] grip would get."

Man jailed, nearly strangled a mother, kids were home

Marion County — A Silver Springs man was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery by Strangulation after he choked a mother while her children were home. The victim told deputies that Steven Pruchniak, 26, was in the living room of the house that they share when he began to tell her children about their biological father […]

Sunday crash leaves three dead, one seriously injured

Sunday crash leaves three dead, one seriously injured

The Florida Highway Patrol said they are conducting an investigation after a Sunday crash left three people dead and one seriously injured. The crash occurred on State Road 326 and Northeast 25th Avenue. Troopers say Travis Lee Johnson, 31, was driving his 2015 Ford tow truck westbound on State Road 326 when he veered off the […]

Two men robbed, one viciously attacked at campground

Two men robbed, one viciously attacked at campground

Marion County — A Georgia man faces multiple charges after he attacked and robbed two individuals who were staying at the Lake Bryant Campground off of 314-A, Marion County. When deputies responded, they found that one victim, Johnathan Brazil, had been beaten on his face. Deputies said his face and hands “were covered in blood”. According […]

MCSO sergeant resigns following child erotica allegations

MCSO sergeant resigns following child erotica allegations

Ocala, Florida — A veteran Marion County sheriff’s deputy has resigned following the announcement of an internal affairs investigation. On October 10, 2016, The National Center of Missing and Exploited Children electronically delivered 18 photographs to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The non-profit organization told MCSO investigators that the child erotica photographs of pre-teen females […]

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