Two teens, both 19, were killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday after the driver’s car slammed into a tree. At approximately 9:42 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a single vehicle crash on State Road 40, just east of Northeast 64th Avenue. Troopers say the driver, Lindsey Hart, and her passenger, Leondre Thomas, was […]
A former Marion County Jail corrections officer who resigned in 2011 after he smuggled marijuana into the jail has been arrested. According to inside sources, Joseph Charles Jones, 38, was arrested and charged with Having Sex with a Minor. The 16-year-old girl, who said she had gotten close with Jones, told investigators that the two […]
Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Legal Support Association is now accepting applications for the Mary Sullivan Scholarship Award in the amount of $500.00 for students interested in obtaining a degree in the legal field. Deadline to apply for the scholarship is December 1, 2018. No application fee. For scholarship information and/or an application packet, […]
A man who struck and killed a father as he walked his daughter to a bus stop Friday has been released from jail. Jeffrey Kimberlin, 38, was walking southbound on Southeast 180th Avenue Road with his 7-year-old daughter when he was struck from behind by a 2001 Ford Cargo van, driven by Dylan Roberts, 27. […]
A truck driver was transported by ShandsCair helicopter to Ocala Regional Medical Center Wednesday after he rolled his semi and became trapped inside. Florida Highway Patrol Troopers said the driver of the semi, Gary Lentz, 64, was traveling southbound on County road 315 approaching a right curve near the intersection of Northeast 247th Lane when […]
[Last updated on September 13, at 3:15 p.m.] The Ocala Police Department responded to Meadowbrook Church Thursday morning in reference to a man in the parking lot holding a package and backpack. The man was allegedly making threats. The man was detained and is currently in the custody of OPD. The church building was evacuated […]
Ocala — Parents were on edge Tuesday following a Skylert message about a potential threat at West Port High School. Initially, school officials thought it was another threat via social media. Following an investigation, Ocala Police Department investigators determined that a student had stated he had access to guns. Police said that the student did […]
Ocala — Ocala Police Department police officers will be out in full force beginning September 11, to September 23. Police will be focusing their attention on State Road 464 (17th Street) from Pine Street to Southeast 25th Avenue. According to OPD, officers will be looking for speeders, red-light runners, and those who violate the […]
School administrators and local law enforcement are investigating a social media threat involving West Port High School. “At this time, the school is operating normally,” said Marion County Public Schools Public Information Officer, Kevin Christian. “If investigators believe there is credibility to the threat, we will let [parents] know with another Skylert message.” No […]
On June 11, a hiker reported finding the torso of a female in the Ocala National Forest near Northeast 115th Avenue and State Road 40. The Marion County Sheriff’s office then released a photo to the media of a tattoo hoping that the public could help identify the human remains. Within 24 hours, the remains […]
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement told Ocala Post Monday that all three deaths are currently under investigation.
22-year-old Lorraine Gardner died Friday while in the custody of the Marion County Jail. According to MCSO, Gardner was found unresponsive and could not be revived. This is the third death of an inmate at the jail this year. Diana Lynn Eldredge, 50, who lived in Fruitland Park, died on May 3, 2018. Mary Elizabeth […]
Marion County — On Thursday, A Marion County school bus driver was involved in a minor traffic crash with a garbage truck. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said the bus driver, Robyn Kauffman, 54, of Longwood, was on Southwest 84th Avenue Road near the intersection of Southwest 101 Place when she attempted to go around the […]
Parents in Marion County are not likely to forget the pain inflicted on children at the hands of pediatric dentists Michael and Rebecca Tarver. Ocala Post recently received several e-mails from parents who are concerned that the former owner of Polliwog, Michael Tarver, might still be operating in Florida. Following an investigation, Ocala Post discovered […]
Marion County — Marion County remains under a mosquito-borne illness advisory due to eastern equine encephalitis activity. In an August press release, Florida Department of Health Operations director Craig Ackerman, said, “The risk of disease being spread from mosquitoes to humans through mosquito bites is currently increased due to the number of local EEE cases.” […]
The woman alleges that Brown put a pillow over her face and told her to "keep quiet."
Ocala, Florida — A 19-year-old Ocala firefighter was arrested Sunday and charged with sexual assault. The woman, also 19, who was heavily intoxicated, said she was at a club with D’Andre J. Brown and a friend when they decided to go back to a residence located in Ocala. They left the club at approximately 3:30 […]
Little Caesars Pizza restaurant in Belleview was shut down after health inspectors found several high priority violations that were never corrected by management. The restaurant is located at 10135 Southeast U.S. 441, Belleview. The inspector issued a stop-sale order after pizza sauce was found sitting in a cooler, which had been made two days prior […]
Two drug dealers remain behind bars after their house was raided by the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST). Agents executed a search warrant on the house on August 23. According to Ocala Police Department SWAT, they located three adults and two juvenile children inside a mobile home, located at 3117 Northwest 23rd Place. A […]
Mrs. Amyotte, a resident of Ocala, said that on August 25, under the darkness of night, someone stole her family’s baby miniature donkey from her yard. “The baby is only two days old and needs its mother,” said Mrs. Amyotte. The donkey was stolen from the area of Southwest 80th and 16th Street, Ocala. The […]
The Florida Department of Health in Marion County’s Mobile Health Unit will be going to several new locations soon. The bus will provide immunizations and other department services. Below are the scheduled dates and locations. Sept. 1: Forest Community Center (777 S. Highway 314A, Ocklawaha) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7: AMEX Food […]
Make no mistake, Mr. King is upset because I don’t always rule the way he wants.
This letter was provided to Ocala Post by Marion County Court judge Robert Landt. I run a courtroom where the law rules supreme and everyone is treated with the fairness they are guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America. Over the last few weeks, my record has come under attack by the state […]