Shooting, felon charged with attempted murder, information wanted

Shooting, felon charged with attempted murder, information wanted

Ocala, Florida — A convicted felon remained behind bars Tuesday after he was arrested and charged with Attempted Second-Degree murder and Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon. Ocala Police Department detectives said that on June 18, 2017, at approximately 4:42 a.m., OPD responded to 1223 S.W. Ft. King Street, in response to a […]

Ocala WingHouse shooting leaves one dead

Ocala WingHouse shooting leaves one dead

Robert Bavle, 23, was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Murder Sunday after he shot and killed another man. The shooting occurred at the Ocala WingHouse, located 2145 E. Silver Springs Boulevard, at approximately 9:52 p.m. A witness, Matthew Boyd, told Ocala police that Bavle left the restaurant, and as he was walking through the […]

FHP trooper struck by car while patrolling I-75, died

FHP trooper struck by car while patrolling I-75, died

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Sergeant William Trampass Bishop died from his injuries after being struck by a car Saturday evening. FHP Director, Colonel Gene Spaulding, said Sergeant Bishop was on patrol in Alachua County Saturday evening when he was struck on the southbound side of I-75 while standing outside of his patrol car. According to […]

Nurse shot in leg at hospital

Nurse shot in leg at hospital

  Law enforcement officials are currently investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday inside West Marion Community Hospital, located at 4600 SW 46th Ct, Ocala. According to an inside source, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper brought in a man for evaluation after he called for help. Inside the hospital, the man allegedly became combative with a […]

Violent career criminal hit with fourth felony charge after arriving at jail

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Violent career criminal hit with fourth felony charge after arriving at jail

Last updated on June 16, 2017, at 4:05 p.m. Bond was increased from $25,000 to $32,200. Ocala, Florida — A career criminal is behind bars after he allegedly attempted to shoot a friend of his girlfriend while she was sitting in her car. Ocala police responded to the 1600 block of Southwest 2nd Street, Ocala, […]

Man raped 13-year-old, got her pregnant

Man raped 13-year-old, got her pregnant

Major Crimes detectives with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested Avisus Sedale Davis, 28, Tuesday for raping a 13-year-old girl in January of 2016. Detectives said that Davis also impregnated the girl. According to reports, the girl did not report the rape until after she gave birth. DNA evidence proves that Davis is the father […]

Free dental, vision, and multiple medical services event

Free dental, vision, and multiple medical services event

Trinity Catholic High School and FreeD.O.M. Clinic USA presents free dental, vision, and other medical services. The free clinic will be held on July 20-21 (Thursday and Friday), at Trinity Catholic High School, located at 2600 Southwest 42nd Street, Ocala. Doors open at 6 a.m. and will be first come, first served. Doors will remain open […]

Hawthorne residents: Free dental, vision, and medical services

Hawthorne residents: Free dental, vision, and medical services

Southeastern Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists and FreeD.O.M. Clinic USA present free dental, vision, and medical services. The clinic will be held on June 18, 2017, at the Southeastern Conference Campground, located at 1771 Highway 20 East, Hawthorne, Florida, 32640. Doors open at 7 a.m. and will be first come, first served. No appointment is needed. […]

Sinkhole forms following heavy rainfall

Sinkhole forms following heavy rainfall

  On June 10, 2017, Ocala Fire Rescue responded to Checkers, located at 2701 SW College Road, after torrential rain caused a massive sinkhole that “swallowed” a car. Both occupants of the vehicle, who were elderly, were able to escape the car before it was claimed by the sinkhole. State Road 200 was closed between Southwest […]

Felon, 14, charged with attempted murder

Felon, 14, charged with attempted murder

Ocala, Florida — Ocala police arrested a 14-year-old boy who they say shot and injured two other teens. Police said Jerquan T. Green shot the teen because they used [his] handshake. Timeline On May 30, 2017, the Ocala Police Department received a call about a shooting in Deer Run, located at 2804 Northeast 4th Court. […]

Auto burglary suspects wanted by Ocala police

Auto burglary suspects wanted by Ocala police

Ocala Police Department detectives are asking for help with identifying suspects who are likely responsible for several auto burglaries. OPD Captain Louis Biondi said that the burglaries occurred between May 23, 2017, and June 6, 2017. The burglaries occurred at night and in the early morning — between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m. According to a […]

Two felony charges for teen following traffic stop

Two felony charges for teen following traffic stop

Ocala, Florida — A teen who was pulled over Monday for a minor offense ended up with two felony charges. According to Ocala police, they stopped Christian Patrick Parker, 18, in the 3100 block of Southwest College Road for an expired temporary tag. Police said when they approached the vehicle Parker was acting “abnormally nervous”. The officer […]

Family remains and other valuable items stolen during burglary

Family remains and other valuable items stolen during burglary

The Ocala Police Department is looking for information in reference to a burglary that occurred on May 29, in the 1300 block of Southeast 18th Avenue, Ocala. Police said someone forced entry to the home through a window and stole an urn, which contained the ashes of a family member, a signed Florida State championship […]

Actions of alert OPD Sgt. lead to capture of two fraudsters

Actions of alert OPD Sgt. lead to capture of two fraudsters

Jose Yosvani Hernandez-Trujillo, 41, and Orlis Martinez-Cruz, 21, both from Miami, remained behind bars Friday after they were arrested on May 16, and charged 42 counts each of Forgery of a Credit Card, 42 counts each Trafficking in Counterfeit Credit Cards, 8 counts each Identity Theft, and one charge of Retail Theft. Ocala Police Department […]

Two people cut from vehicle following 484 crash

Two people cut from vehicle following 484 crash

  Two people had to be cut from their vehicle Tuesday afternoon following a traffic crash. At approximately 1:13 p.m., Marion County Fire Rescue responded to  I-75 and Highway 484 after a caller reported an accident in which two people were trapped. Shady Station #16 Engine Company and Liberty Station #32 Engine Company arrived on […]

Hit-and-run suspect arrested, charged with multiple felonies

Hit-and-run suspect arrested, charged with multiple felonies

Ocala, Florida — A 24-year-old woman was arrested after she sideswiped a BMW and fled the scene. Ocala police say Janeequa Dewberry, 24, was driving a white Ford Taurus through the intersection of Northeast 25th Street and Northeast 14th Street, when she struck a BMW and drove off. When police arrived, a witness told them that […]

Man pretended to be injured, sexually assaulted little girl

Man pretended to be injured, sexually assaulted little girl

A Marion County man accused of luring an 8-year-old girl into his home with a bucket of chicken and then sexually assaulting her. The incident occurred in July of 2016, at 18 Bahia Loop, Ocala. The victim told authorities that she knew the man, identified as Sydney Allan Markland, 68, from the neighborhood. Markland is also […]