Thief used Letgo App to sell stolen phones

Thief used Letgo App to sell stolen phones

A 22-year-old thief was arrested Monday and charged with Robbery by Sudden Snatching and Dealing in Stolen Property. On August 4, the victim told police that she had arranged to meet the suspect, later identified as Emmanuel J. Smith, to sell her iPhone 6s after they made contact through the Letgo application. The two had […]

Sinkhole opens up on Highway 318

Sinkhole opens up on Highway 318

A sinkhole has formed in the eastbound lane in the 300 block of East Highway 318. According to engineers, the sinkhole is approximately nine feet wide and five feet deep. At this time, Highway 318 has been closed between Highway 301 and Highway 441. Only local traffic will be permitted in the area. A detour […]

Rabies alert for parts of Marion County

Rabies alert for parts of Marion County

Official Press Release — Ocala, Florida — The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has issued a rabies alert for Northwest Ocala/Marion County. This is in response to a bite from an infected cat on July 31. This rabies alert is for 60 days and includes the following areas: North U.S. Highway 27 to […]

Dash cam video in chase that left three dead not released yet

Dash cam video in chase that left three dead not released yet

Dash cam video of a high-speed chase that left three dead has yet to be released. The incident occurred on July 28, 2017. The Florida Highway Patrol said that Jaquard Cuyler, 26, who was driving a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, was in the vicinity of the landfill on Baseline Road when a Marion County sheriff’s deputy […]

Women beware, con man on the prowl

Women beware, con man on the prowl

A con man who preys on women is on the prowl. Several victims, who do not want their identities revealed, have come forward. One of the women resides in Marion County, Florida. Ocala Post was able to interview four of the women. As with an unrelated 2016 case in New York, Walter Ravon Dawson, 49, […]

Man found shot to death in car

Man found shot to death in car

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department is currently investigating a homicide. OPD Captain Louis Biondi, said that the victim is a black male, possibly in his mid-30s. The victim’s name has not been released. According to a press release, the victim was shot to death. OPS was notified of the shooting at approximately 12 p.m. […]

Two innocent people dead after high-speed chase

Two innocent people dead after high-speed chase

    Two people were killed Friday night when Marion County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a high-speed chase with a “suspicious vehicle.” The Florida Highway Patrol said that Jaquard Cuyler, 26, who was driving a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, was in the vicinity of the landfill on Baseline Road when a Marion County sheriff’s deputy said he […]

Dog was sold to help pay for funeral then stolen back

Dog was sold to help pay for funeral then stolen back

An Ocala woman was arrested after she snatched a dog from its owner and fled the area. Police say, Colby Parsons, the brother of Tara Mae Swindle, A.K.A Tara Parsons, died and the family could not afford to pay for his funeral. According to reports, the girlfriend of the deceased sold a Chihuahua, which originally […]

Girlfriend gives away crack cocaine, stabbed 20 times

Girlfriend gives away crack cocaine, stabbed 20 times

Ocala, Florida — A convicted felon and known drug dealer who stabbed his girlfriend approximately 20 times is scheduled to appear in court on August 22. Ocala police say that Willie Fred Heaven, 30, who owns Heaven’s Lawn Care and Tree Service, arrived home drunk and stabbed his girlfriend and her ex-husband. According to the arrest […]

Back to school and sports physicals

Back to school and sports physicals

Ocala, Florida — Symphony Healthcare, Inc., located at 2100 SE 17th Street, Suite 901, Ocala, is now offering back to school and sports physicals for $30.00. They are also offering an optional screening/preventative electrocardiogram (EKG) for $25.00. Mention this article and receive $5.00 off these services. Click here to print. Don’t wait until the last […]

Woman agreed to anal and oral sex for purchase of antibiotics

Woman agreed to anal and oral sex for purchase of antibiotics

Recently, the Ocala Police Department conducted a recorded undercover prostitution operation in a three block radius of South Pine Avenue, Ocala. In one incident, an undercover officer posing as a “John” met with a known prostitute in the area, Lindsay Wilson, 28. Wilson told the “John” that she would have anal and oral sex for […]

Man dies in motorcycle crash

Man dies in motorcycle crash

Marion County  — Mark Hanson, 53, was killed Monday night when he lost control of his 2008 Harley-Davidson. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Hanson was traveling westbound on State Road 40 when, for unknowns reasons, he locked up his rear brake and dumped the motorcycle on its left side. According to the crash report, Hanson’s […]

Back to school walk-in immunization clinics

Back to school walk-in immunization clinics

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will be holding special walk-in immunization clinics starting July 31 for families whose students need shots before the first day of school. The clinics will run through Aug. 11 and will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the department’s auditorium at […]

Inmate killed at Marion Correctional Institution

Inmate killed at Marion Correctional Institution

A Marion Correctional Institution inmate was killed Monday after being involved in a fight with another inmate. According to a source close to Ocala Post, Omar Rashaad Billups, 30, was stabbed to death during the altercation. The source told Ocala Post that Billups’ body lay on a dorm floor for several hours before investigators arrived. […]

20-year-old charged with organized fraud

20-year-old charged with organized fraud

Ocala, Florida — A 20-year-old Ocala man was arrested after he used stolen credit card numbers to purchase merchandise online from Lowes.com. Lowes Loss Prevention Officer, Rocky Eppolito, told Ocala police that an order had been placed online for a washing machine and water hoses in the amount of $613.98. The purchase was made on […]

Woman threatened to kill boyfriend with knife

Woman threatened to kill boyfriend with knife

Ocala, Florida — A Parkside Apartments resident was arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon after she threatened to kill her boyfriend with a knife. Ocala Police Department Officer Jason Rodriguez said when he arrived at the apartment complex, he made contact with a male victim who identified his girlfriend, Kacey K. […]

Calf killed in fire

Calf killed in fire

Marion County Fire Rescue firefighters said a residence and attached barn that had been struck by lightning was fully engulfed in flames by the time they arrived. MCFR was dispatched to the 6900 block of Northwest 90th Avenue, Monday after a caller reported smoke and flames coming from the roof of a barn. According to […]