Ocala Man Beats His Wife Then Slams A Deputy In The Face

Ocala Man Beats His Wife Then Slams A Deputy In The Face

  Ocala, Florida — On March 2, 2014 Deputy Rodriguez responded to the 6300 block of NW 57th Avenue,Ocala in response to a domestic disturbance. The victim told Deputy Rodriguez that her husband, Timothy Swinton, had been beating her after she refused to let him drive her car. The victim stated that her husband said, […]

Prostitute claimed she just wanted companionship

Prostitute claimed she just wanted companionship

  Ocala, Florida — The Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) recently conducted a prostitution operation through Marion County for the sole purpose of identifying anyone selling sex for money. During the operation, an undercover officer posing as a “John” made contact with a woman, later identified as Amber Edwards, 26, while in the area […]

Belleview Man Arrested In Massachusetts

Belleview Man Arrested In Massachusetts

  Belleview, Florida — Mark Anthony Bryant, 31, of Burlington, Massachusetts, has been charged with having inappropriate contact with a juvenile. Detectives interviewed the victim who said the sexual contact with Bryant happened during a 2-year period, from the age of six until she was eight, in Belleview, Florida. Bryant left Marion County and was […]

Police investigate a bizarre case of strong-arm robbery

Police investigate a bizarre case of strong-arm robbery

  Ocala, Florida — On March 2, 2014 Ocala Police Officer K. Drawdy responded to MRMC in response to a late reported assault. Officer Drawdy met with two individuals whom said the victim had been involved in an altercation with several black males on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in the parking lot of Spring Manor […]

Search Called Off For John Radabaugh Jr.

Search Called Off For John Radabaugh Jr.

  Ocklawaha, Florida — The search for John Radabaugh Jr. has been has now been called off. John Radabaugh Jr. went missing on February 25, 2014, while he and his father were raking leaves at their residence. His father went inside to answer the phone and when he returned, Radabaugh Jr. was gone. With a […]

Bomb threat locks down Marion County school

Bomb threat locks down Marion County school

  Ocala, Florida –Today, February 28, 2014, while serving as the School Resource Officer at Silver River Mentoring and Institution (SRMI), Officer Green with the Ocala Police Department was notified by the school’s Executive Director, Mike Nebesnyk, in reference to a note found on the hallway floor during bus offloads. The note indicated that there […]

Search For John Radabaugh Of Ocklawaha Continues

Search For John Radabaugh Of Ocklawaha Continues

  Ocklawaha, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office and numerous volunteers spent today searching for a missing Ocklawaha man that was last seen on February 25, 2014. Today’s search ended with zero results. The Sheriff’s Office said more than 70 professionals and volunteers participated in today’s search, and the search will resume at 8 […]

Former Frances Marion Military Academy teacher, Duane Adams had second victim

Former Frances Marion Military Academy teacher, Duane Adams had second victim

    Ocala, Florida — A second juvenile has been identified as a victim of former Frances Marion Military Academy Teacher, Duane Adams. In the course of the investigation against Adams, investigators learned that during the last school year there had been a fight between two girls and that the girls were actually fighting over […]

Ocklawaha Resident John R. Radabaugh Jr Still Missing

Ocklawaha Resident John R. Radabaugh Jr Still Missing

  Ocklawaha, Florida — At this time, The Marion County Sheriff’s Office does not have any updates on Radabaugh Jr, whom has been missing since February 25, 2014. The sheriff’s office field force team will return to the area Thursday, February 27, 2014 to continue their search. CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE   Please follow and […]

BB gun shooting suspects charged in $22K crime spree

BB gun shooting suspects charged in $22K crime spree

  Marion County, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives, using a tip from Crime Stoppers, were able to build a case against four adults who are now charged with a spree of BB gun shootings in Marion County. The four suspects, known as the “BB Gun Bandits,” are all from Weirsdale, they are accused […]

Suspects In Recent BB Gun Shootings In Custody

Suspects In Recent BB Gun Shootings In Custody

  Ocala, Florida — Investigators now have in custody….Four (4) adults who are top suspects in the recent rash of BB gun shootings that resulted in thousands of dollars in damages to vehicles. The suspects are being interviewed by investigators from multiple law enforcement agencies at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office South Central District Office, […]

Ocala woman threatened to cut her husbands throat

Ocala woman threatened to cut her husbands throat

  Ocala, Florida — On February 23, 2014, deputies responded to the 5600 block of NE 22nd Avenue in reference to a 911 call involving domestic violence. Upon arrival, Deputy Daniel Jones, made contact with a gentleman whom told Deputy Jones that [his] ex-wife, Renee A. Phillips, 39, tried to slit his throat. The man […]

Florida Residents Still Can’t Afford Health Insurance

Florida Residents Still Can’t Afford Health Insurance

  Marion County, Florida — A new report for Florida shows that President Obama’s promise of affordable health insurance is anything but reality, and Marion County residents are feeling the effects as local businesses began cutting work hours in August of 2013. Last year Ocala Post reported on Medicaid expansion and how the Florida House […]

Vandal(s) On The Loose In Marion County

Vandal(s) On The Loose In Marion County

  Marion County, Florida — Investigators are now trying to find the person or team responsible for shooting windows and causing thousands of dollars in vehicle damages. This crime spree took place from 2 p.m., Friday, February 21, 2014 through 10 a.m., Saturday, February 22, 2014 in neighborhoods from Ocklawaha to Belleview to Silver Springs […]

Mangled mess on Highway 200 claims mans life

Mangled mess on Highway 200 claims mans life

  Ocala, Florida — Today at approximately 2:15 p.m., a serious car accident claimed the life of 92-year-old Matthew Rossi of Ocala. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Rossi was northbound on SW 73rd St. Rd. (near Jasmine Plasa) at the stop sign at the intersection of SR 200. The second driver, William Watkins, 27, […]

Ocala woman offers double oral to undercover officers

Ocala woman offers double oral to undercover officers

  Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) was conducting an undercover operation on Pine Street in Ocala. The undercover operation was for the sole purpose of catching street walkers (hookers) in the act of soliciting sex in exchange for money. It didn’t take long! Almost immediately, two undercover officers […]

Mail Order Drugs; Marion County Bust That Could Get Your Blood Flowing

Mail Order Drugs; Marion County Bust That Could Get Your Blood Flowing

  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the United States Postal Inspection Service conducted a month long interdiction operation that targeted illegal drugs and firearms shipped through the U.S. Mail destined for Central Florida. The operation ran from January 13, 2014 to February 12, 2014 and involved numerous law enforcement […]

Marion Oaks teen charged in sexual assault

Marion Oaks teen charged in sexual assault

  Marion Oaks — Diamond L. Polycarpe, 19, of Marion Oaks is in jail facing numerous charges related to the sexual assault of a child. A case concerning Polycarpe was developed when detectives learned that the victim was taken to MRMC by her mom, to be treated for alcohol intoxication. According to reports, the victims […]

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