Shooting leaves deputy injured, suspect dead

Shooting leaves deputy injured, suspect dead

[Last updated on February 4, 2016, at 10:28 a.m.] Ocala, Florida — A Marion County sheriff’s deputy and an unidentified suspect were injured Wednesday night during a shooting at the Marathon gas station, located at 1940 SE 58th Ave, also known as Baseline Road. At approximately 7:00 p.m., MCSO deputies were dispatched to the Marathon […]

One person confirmed dead in Belleview crash

One person confirmed dead in Belleview crash

Belleview, Florida — The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on U.S 301. The crash involved a semi and GMC pick-up truck. FHP said that , the driver of the GMC, Joseph Grzeca, 56, of Beverly Hills, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Marion County Fire Rescue HAZMAT team responded to the scene to contain fuel […]

Man dies in hang gliding accident

Man dies in hang gliding accident

Ocala, Florida — On Tuesday, Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the Marion County Airport in regards to a hang gliding accident. According to reports, Tomas Banevicius, 40, was pronounced dead on the scene. Banevicius was participating in a training session with U.S. Hang-Gliding Inc., a New York based company which was training […]

Video: 5th deputy indicted in Marion Oaks police brutality case

Video: 5th deputy indicted in Marion Oaks police brutality case

Ocala, Florida — A federal grand jury has indicted former Marion County Sheriff’s deputy, Jesse Alan Terrell, 33, who is accused of beating Derrick Price, 44, during an arrest that took place in 2014 in Marion Oaks. Terrell is the fifth deputy to face charges in this case. Former Deputies Trevor Wade Fitzgerald, 32, James […]

Husband and family being questioned in woman’s death

Husband and family being questioned in woman’s death

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will be executing a search warrant at 4125 Northwest U.S. Highway 225A, Ocala, on January 26, in reference to the homicide of Tamara Bedenbaugh, 57. Her body was discovered by her husband, Kirk Bedenbaugh, on January 25. According to detectives, the two have been married for 30 years, […]

Homicide in Silver Springs

Homicide in Silver Springs

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is currently on scene of a homicide in Silver Springs that occurred Tuesday morning. It happened at 322 Northeast 167th Court, Silver Springs. According to MCSO, the call came is at approximately 9 a.m. When deputies arrived on scene, they found Richard Allen Hutchinson, Jr., 33, dead inside the […]

Woman found dead by family member

Woman found dead by family member

Ocala, Florida —  The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a homicide that occurred on Monday. According to a press release, at approximately 4:00 p.m., MCSO deputies responded to 4125 Northwest U.S. Highway 225A, Ocala, in reference to a homicide. When deputies arrived on scene, they learned that a family member had discovered the […]

Local lab receives bomb threat, windows later shattered

Local lab receives bomb threat, windows later shattered

Ocala, Florida — LabCorp, located at 2100 Southeast 17th Street, Suite 902 (inside the Laurel Run Professional Center) is temporarily closed after someone shattered eight double pane windows out of the front of the business. Here is the timeline of events: On January 22, the Ocala Police Department responded to LabCorp in reference to a […]

Four-vehicle crash shuts down I-75 for nearly 4 hours

Four-vehicle crash shuts down I-75 for nearly 4 hours

Ocala, Florida — A four-vehicle accident involving three semis and a mini-van left lumber scattered across Interstate 75 near Mile Marker 338, Thursday morning. The accident shut down all three southbound lanes of I-75 for nearly four hours while traffic was re-routed onto the County Road 484 exit. Marion County Fire Rescue received the call shortly […]

Six arrested in home invasion and shooting

Six arrested in home invasion and shooting

Belleview, Florida — On January 19, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with Belleview Police Department officers, were dispatched to 5469 Southeast 104th Place, Belleview, in reference to a home invasion and shooting. When officers arrived on scene, they found victims Dominique J. Johnson, 19, Emanuel Estada-Portalatin, 17 and Christopher Hillard, […]

Fog advisory for January 16, 2016

Fog advisory for January 16, 2016

The Florida Highway Patrol is warning Saturday morning drivers about areas of fog in Marion County and other surrounding areas. I-75 — north and southbound from Ocala — might also experience areas of heavy fog. Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling. Visibility may deteriorate quickly due to smoke/fog type conditions, especially during the […]

Winn-Dixie manager arrested

Winn-Dixie manager arrested

Ocala, Florida — Winn-Dixie manager James J. Koppel, 46, was arrested after upper management discovered that he had been stealing money from the store, located at 15912 East State Road 40. Store officials reported that they installed video surveillance cameras after they began to suspect that Koppel was the person stealing from the grocery store. […]

Summerfield men arrested for contact with same girl

Summerfield men arrested for contact with same girl

Summerfield, Florida — Two Summerfield men were arrested after an investigation revealed that they had inappropriate contact with a 15-year-old girl. According to reports, on December 18, 2015, the victim’s mother reported that Dontray R. Smith, 20, had sexual intercourse with her daughter. The 15-year-old stated that Dontray invited her to his house because he “wanted […]

Hunting dogs found dead in Ocala National Forest

Hunting dogs found dead in Ocala National Forest

Marion County — Authorities are still investigating the deaths of three hunting dogs that were found deceased in the Ocala National Forest this week. According to reports, the dogs were discarded like trash on U.S. Forest Land just inside of the Marion County line. The jurisdiction falls under the Unites States Forest Service. Authorities said all […]

Dangerous teen on the run in Ocala

Dangerous teen on the run in Ocala

Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives are asking for the public’s help in the search for Raeqwon Emmanuel Munnerlyn, 19. According to a press release, detectives have obtained warrants for Munnerlyn’s arrest for Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Armed Robbery with a Firearm, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and Attempted […]

Manager arrested for placing camera in women’s restroom

Manager arrested for placing camera in women’s restroom

Ocala, Florida —  An Ocala man was arrested after investigators learned that he had installed a recording device in the bathroom of a business. On Monday, January 4, Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies began an investigation where a female victim alleged she had found a recording device in a bathroom at Gator Smokes, located at […]

Skeletal remains could be those of missing Ocklawaha man

Skeletal remains could be those of missing Ocklawaha man

The skeletal remains of an unidentified person that were found by three fisherman on Thursday, November 5, 2015, could possibly be those of Johnny Radabaugh Jr. Marion County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer, Lauren Lettelier, said, “We cannot confirm [that the remains are those of  Radabaugh Jr.] at this time. We still have an active investigation and are still waiting […]

Prescribed burn near County Road 320

Prescribed burn near County Road 320

At the request of Paynes Prairie Preserve, the Florida Highway Patrol is monitoring a prescribed burn at Prices Scrub in northwest Marion County near County Road 320 west of Interstate 75. Smoke signs are in place and motorists are urged to use caution when traveling in this area. Visibility may deteriorate quickly due to fog/smoke-type […]

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