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Warning to those that plan on attending this “event”

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Ocala, Florida — This “Florida Highlands Mud Hole” event, which has been promoted on Facebook, is not an approved event. The owners of the property contacted the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and made it clear that they have not given permission for their land to be used. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said those who […]

Arrest made in Silver Springs Shores murder

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Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the March 25, 2015, Silver Springs Shores shooting death of Robert J. Wilson, 30. Tykheem Weldon, 16,  was developed as a suspect during the investigation. Weldon’s mother drove him to the Sheriff’s Office for an interview on Wednesday. According to the Marion County […]

Kangaroo gas station robbed at gunpoint

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Ocala, Florida — The Kangaroo gas station, located at 909 Northeast 28th Street, was robbed at gunpoint at approximately 2.am., Wednesday. The gunmen was so shameless that, he entered the store while — at least three employees and a customer — were in the store. Witnesses said that the thief entered the store and stated, “You know […]

Woman hit by train; detectives are asking for help

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Citra, Florida — A woman was hit and killed by a train early Wednesday morning. At approximately 12:15 a.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a pedestrian that had been hit by a train in the 2500 block of Northeast 180th Street, Citra. When deputies arrived, they found a white female deceased […]

Arrest made in the death of an infant at Parkside Gardens Apartments

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[The video shows in this order: The sister leaving the apartment, followed by Tyecka Evans. Them leaving in a car at approximately 12:45 a.m.  The same car returns at approximately 2:35 a.m., and you see Tyecka Evans rush upstairs into her apartment.  Tyecka Evans then comes out to wave her sister up, who also runs […]

Military deserter was wanted since 1998: Bizarre twist in suicide case

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Ocala, Florida — On March 24, 2015, at approximately 4:40 p.m., Ocala Police Department officers responded to 2104 Southeast 3rd Avenue in reference to a report of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Upon arrival, officers found that a subject, identified as Edgar Curtis Phillips, Jr., 41, had shot himself in the head in front of his […]

Car crash at NE 36th and SR 40; serious injuries

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Ocala, Florida — Ocala police responded to a single-vehicle crash where a 2008 Honda Accord struck a concrete wall on the northwest corner at the intersection of Northeast 36th Avenue and State Road 40. The Call was received at 8:07 p.m, Monday. The driver of the vehicle was trapped inside the car. Ocala Fire Rescue firefighters […]

Two charged with multiple felonies in burglary spree

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Marion Oaks — Two teens were arrested and charged with more than a dozen felonies after setting off a residential burglar alarm, which alerted deputies. Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies say Devin J. Sanders, 18, and Jalen Gooden, 19, broke into a house in the 16200 block of Southwest 55th Court Road, Ocala. The two then […]

Woman used doctor’s DEA number to forge prescriptions

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Ocala, Florida — A woman is serving weekend jail sentences following an investigation that linked her to multiple forged prescriptions. The Ocala Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office worked together on the investigation, which was initiated in November. According to investigators, Cristin Lowrey, 31, was utilizing Dr. James Rogers’ DEA number to call in […]

3 arrested in case where 2 men claimed they were lured from bar

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Belleview, Florida — Detectives have arrested three individuals for their involvement in the beating of two men that were lured to a Belleview residence by two women. One person, who the sheriff’s office has not identified, remains at large. Irvin Savier Chavez Sanchez, 30, and his friend, Baudilio Galicia Diaz, originally told investigators they had […]

Grenade found at Ocala residence

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[Last updated on March 30, 2015, at 6:00 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — A grenade was found at a house in the 2200 block of Northwest 47th Circle, Ocala, on Sunday. Saralene Hunt was cleaning out an outside storage room after a resident had passed away when she found what appeared to be ammunition of some […]

Shooting at Laurel Park Apartments

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[Last updated on March 29, 2015, at 2:43 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — There has been another shooting in Ocala, this time at Laurel Park Apartments, 100 Northwest 23rd Avenue. According to police, a man identified as Delvontaye R. Boyd, 23, was shot and killed between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The call came in at approximately 9:30 p.m. […]

Serious car accident on 314a

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[Last updated on March 27, 2015, at 10:08 p.m.] Ocklawaha, Florida — At approximately 6:00 a.m., on Friday, Marion County Fire Rescue — E4 and R4 — received a call in reference to a car accident with entrapment. The single vehicle accident happened on County Road 314a near Winn Dixie. Upon arrival, firefighters found the […]

Doctor’s vehicle robbed of $130k in surgical equipment

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Ocala, Florida — A trauma surgeon on contract with Ocala Regional Medical Center was robbed of $130,000 in surgical equipment during the early morning hours on Wednesday. Doctor Samuel Gerard Agnew told police that, around midnight, on Wednesday, he placed five trays of highly specialized surgical equipment valued at $130,000 in his Hummer H3. Agnew said he then […]

Dollar General robbed by two criminals on bicycles

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Ocala, Florida — Two gun toting robbers held up the Dollar General store located at 1111 West Silver Springs Boulevard Thursday morning. At approximately 11:00 a.m, two young black male suspects entered the store, pointed handguns at the clerks, and demanded money. The clerks gave an undetermined amount of money to the suspects and they fled […]

Baby found unresponsive at Parkside Gardens Apartments

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Ocala, Florida — At approximately 2:39 a.m., Ocala Police responded to Parkside Garden Apartments, located at 621 Northwest 2nd Street, in reference to an unresponsive baby. According to reports, when police arrived they found 3-month-old Taliya Richardson unresponsive. Police performed CPR on the child until EMS could arrive and transport Richardson to Munroe Regional Medical Center. […]

Man shot himself after being released from jail

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Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man shot himself in the head Tuesday, just hours after he was released from jail on domestic battery charges. The incident occurred in the 2100 block of Southeast 3rd Street, Ocala. Ocala Police said Edgar Phillips, 41, was arrested on Monday, March 23, and charged with Domestic Battery for striking his […]

Silver Springs Shores man shot to death

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Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, at approximately 1 a.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a shooting at 8810 Southeast 88th Place in Silver Springs Shores. Upon arrival, deputies found Robert J. Wilson, 30, deceased. He had been shot multiple times. Detectives on scene said it appeared to be […]

Two switch seats during traffic stop to avoid trouble

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Ocala, Florida — A man and a women were arrested after switching seats during a traffic stop in the 1700 block of Southwest SR 200. According to reports, Ocala police officer William Joedicke, saw a gold Chevy SUV traveling eastbound on SR 200 at approximately 3 a.m. without its headlights on. The officer activated his […]

Suspicious package found in Ocala; includes 911 calls

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[Last updated on March 23, 2015, at 4:03 p.m.] Call 1 (May contain explicit language) Call 2 (May contain explicit language) Ocala, Florida — At approximately 6:50 a.m., Ocala Police received a 911 call in reference to a suspicious package outside of 128 Southwest Broadway Street. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a City Park Ranger who had […]



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