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 […]

Woman who killed Belleview High School student, sentenced

Woman who killed Belleview High School student, sentenced

Belleview, Florida — A woman who was involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash last year has been sentenced. On May 17, 2016, Belleview High School student Zachery T. Holt, 17, was walking southbound on U.S. Highway 301, at the intersection of Southeast 125th Place, Belleview, adjacent to the roadway. As Holt was walking, Vanisha V. […]

Man drugged, raped young girl

Man drugged, raped young girl

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted man. MCSO Major Crimes Detectives have completed an investigation into Robert Morris Jones, 40, which began in 2016. According to detectives, Jones gave drugs to a 15-year-old girl and then raped her. Witnesses told investigators that this […]

Man dead following officer involved shooting at hotel

"Man was suicidal"

Man dead following officer involved shooting at hotel

[Last updated on January 13, 2017, at 8:17 p.m.] The man who died in the shooting has been identified as Kevin Tree, 54. FDLE is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting. The officers who were involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Original article […]

Suspect wanted for violation of felony probation

Suspect wanted for violation of felony probation

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for a suspect who violated his felony probation. Stephen C. Ennis, 22, was arrested in August of 2015, after an elderly woman notified authorities she had discovered her car parked along side of the road in front of her neighbor’s house. According to reports, Ennis, then 21, […]

Game of cards ends in attempted murder charges

Game of cards ends in attempted murder charges

A teen was arrested Tuesday and charged with Attempted Murder over a badly dealt hand of cards. The Ocala Police Department said they responded to 410 Northwest 20th Avenue after a caller reported that someone had been shot. When police arrived on the scene, they found that Zackary Johnson had been shot multiple times. Johnson […]

MCSO deputy under investigation for alleged beating at wedding

MCSO deputy under investigation for alleged beating at wedding

An Ocklawaha man says he was beaten by a Marion County sheriff’s deputy while attending a wedding. On December 16, an unnamed source contacted Ocala Post and stated that the circumstances of the incident needed to be investigated. According to a report from MCSO, which does not mention the alleged beating at the hands of […]

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