Felecia Scott Parent Of The Year

Felecia Scott Parent Of The Year

  Ocala, Florida — On November 11, 2013 Officer Rossi with the Ocala Police Department responded to the area of 1644 NW 4th Street in Ocala in response to a call about teenagers fighting. According to reports when Officer Rossi arrived only the victim and the witnesses were still on the scene. The victim, a […]

Howard Hill released from jail and on the loose

Howard Hill released from jail and on the loose

  Silver Springs Shores, Florida — Residents in the Silver Springs Shores area should be aware that Howard Hill, one of three men arrested for an armed home invasion that occurred in Silver Springs Shores, has been released from jail. The release came on November 12, 2013, after the state attorney announced that they do […]

Charles Messina Molested A 91 Year Old

Charles Messina Molested A 91 Year Old

  Ocala Florida — An arrest was made by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on November 12, 2013, after a man allegedly molested a 91-year-old woman. According to reports, the staff of Emeritus House at Ocala West, notified authorities stating that Charles W. Messina, 63, was visiting an elderly dementia patient in the Memory Care […]

Alarion Bank Robbery Suspect Renita Rayner On The Run

Alarion Bank Robbery Suspect Renita Rayner On The Run

  Ocala, Florida — The hunt is on for a black female who robbed a bank just before 1:00 p.m. on November 12, 2013. It happened at the Alarion Bank located at 7605 SW State Road 200 in Ocala. Authorities say the woman got away with an undetermined amount of money. The woman was described […]

Black Friday Flyers 2013

Black Friday Flyers 2013

  Attention holiday shoppers, there is an ad leak in isle four. Every year thousands of shoppers plan their “attack” for Black Friday shopping, some even taking it to the extreme and mapping out the store prior to arriving. It is the thrill and excitement of the hunt as one person described it to Ocala […]

Bruce Robinson Arrested Bail Set At $100,000

Bruce Robinson Arrested Bail Set At $100,000

  WARNING: This article contains graphic testimony from the victim. Ocala, Florida — A registered sex offender from Ocala is in jail again after sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl back in September 2013. On October 30, 2013, the victim reported that on the evening of September 26, 2013, Bruce M. Robinson forced her to have […]

Bring The Harvest Home Helping The Needy For The Holidays

Bring The Harvest Home Helping The Needy For The Holidays

  Marion County food pantries are facing nearly bare shelves, having seen an estimated 25 percent increase in the amount of new families requesting help with groceries. And while new face after new face has shown up at Brother’s Keeper, Interfaith and the Salvation Army, donations have dwindled. This has left our food pantries in […]

Owner Blowin’ Smoke Vicki Macko Arrested

Owner Blowin’ Smoke Vicki Macko Arrested

  Citrus County, Florida — After a year of investigations, detectives with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit along with agents from FDLE launched search warrants in three smoke shops Thursday which have been selling illegal synthetic cannabis (commonly known as Spice or K2). Happy Timez Tobacco Shop in Inverness, Blowin’ Smoke in […]

Real Estate In Florida Being Sold To Foreigners

Real Estate In Florida Being Sold To Foreigners

  Ocala, Florida — Real estate sales are on the rise in Marion County. The economy seems to be improving, and more people are buying homes and taking advantage of the low prices from short sales. The Florida Realtor Association wrote in July , “U.S. Consumer Confidence is up 7 points from May but even […]

Cole Decker Released After Posting A $75,000 Bond

Cole Decker Released After Posting A $75,000 Bond

  Marion County — Marion County residents beware of a dangerous sex offender who was released from the Marion County Jail on bond at 11:49 a.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2013. Cole Stephen Decker, 19, as of October 30, 2013, was being held on one count of Capital Sexual Battery on a Child under 12 […]

Robert Buchanan Arrested For Sexual Battery

Robert Buchanan Arrested For Sexual Battery

  Summerfield, Florida — On November 4, 2013, a woman called the Marion County Sheriff’s to report that the 19-year-old boy identified as Robert Lee Buchanan, had sexually molested her daughter. According to reports, the victim’s mother advised deputies that Buchanan is a family friend who had been living with them for several months. The […]

Big Oak Tow Truck Carjacked

Big Oak Tow Truck Carjacked

  Marion County — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two suspects who carjacked a tow truck driver. This incident took place around 12:45 a.m., Wednesday, November 06,2013 along the 8400 block of NW 193rd Street in Reddick. The victim [driver] told detectives he got a call to tow a vehicle to Gainesville. […]

Arsonist targeting law enforcement in Marion County

Arsonist targeting law enforcement in Marion County

  Ocala, Florida — Marion County law enforcement are under attack, and this time it’s not from the Commission. Marion county has an arsonist that is targeting law enforcement. As with any arsonist, the fear of him/her evolving is always a possibility, according to experts. Experts agree that this is a situation that should not […]

Sheriff Chris Blair Boosts Office Morale Before The Holidays

Sheriff Chris Blair Boosts Office Morale Before The Holidays

  Ocala, Florida — Since Sheriff Chris Blair was elected as Sheriff in 2012, Blair and the Sheriff’s Office have been under constant attack. The most recent attack on the Sheriff’s Office is scrutiny for the disbursement of Longevity Pay that was due to staff. Longevity pay is nothing new with the Sheriff’s Office, it […]

Julio Alvarez Chases A Boy Down And Corners Him

Julio Alvarez Chases A Boy Down And Corners Him

  Ocala, Florida — The Ocala police Department was dispatched to the area of the 700 block of NE 28th Street in Ocala, on November 3, 2013, after an anonymous caller dialed 911 reporting that a man was chasing a child and attempting to grab him. After the anonymous caller hung up, 911 received a […]

Michael Tarver, owner of Polliwog, hopes to get license back

Michael Tarver, owner of Polliwog, hopes to get license back

  Ocala, Florida — Michael Tarver, the owner of Polliwog Dental, LLC., is hoping to have his licensed reinstated this month. Tarver, whom practices pediatric dentistry, got his medical license suspended in early September 2013 after serious allegations of child endangerment surfaced. Starting in 2012, Tarver has had multiple complaints files against him at the […]

Trick-Or-Treat 2013 Operation Candy Sweep

Trick-Or-Treat 2013 Operation Candy Sweep

  Marion County, Florida — (October 31, 2013) – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Department of Corrections, the Dunnellon and Ocala Police departments, will conduct Operation Candy Sweep VIII “2013”. It is happening from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m., Thursday, October 31, 2013 throughout Marion County. The focus of this multi-agency operation […]

Michelle Lucus arrested after Chevron bathroom incident

Michelle Lucus arrested after Chevron bathroom incident

  Ocala, Florida — On October 25, 2013, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a six-year-old boy was sexually battered by an adult female, later identified as Michelle Lucus, 46, of Ocala. During a forensic interview, the six-year-old told authorities that on October 25, 2013, he was walking to the Chevron gas […]

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