MCSO: Shooting investigation in TimberWalk neighborhood

MCSO: Shooting investigation in TimberWalk neighborhood

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the TimberWalk neighborhood near Marion Oaks. The incident location is the vicinity of Southwest 133rd Lane Road and Southwest 86th Avenue, Ocala. Marion County Sheriff’s Office Assistant Public Information Officer, Lauren Lettelier, said, “One person was shot and transported […]

Video: 5th deputy indicted in Marion Oaks police brutality case

Video: 5th deputy indicted in Marion Oaks police brutality case

Ocala, Florida — A federal grand jury has indicted former Marion County Sheriff’s deputy, Jesse Alan Terrell, 33, who is accused of beating Derrick Price, 44, during an arrest that took place in 2014 in Marion Oaks. Terrell is the fifth deputy to face charges in this case. Former Deputies Trevor Wade Fitzgerald, 32, James […]

Fourth deputy pleads guilty in beating case, confesses to second beating

Fourth deputy pleads guilty in beating case, confesses to second beating

Ocala, Florida — Former Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy and SWAT Team member Cody Hoppel, 31, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday for the beating of a Marion Oaks man. Then, Hoppel dropped a bombshell and also pleaded guilty to the beating of a Williston man in an unrelated case. Hoppel is the fourth of five […]

2 of 5 deputies plead guilty after the beating of a compliant suspect

2 of 5 deputies plead guilty after the beating of a compliant suspect

Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies Trevor Wade Fitzgerald, 32, and James Louis Amidei, 32, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to the August 7, 2014, beating of Marion Oaks drug ringleader, Derrick Price, 44. There were a total of five deputies involved in Price’s arrest. The remaining three deputies have been identified as Cody […]

Marion Oaks kidnapper arrested

Marion Oaks kidnapper arrested

[Last updated on June 22, 2015, at 2:31 p.m.] Marion  Oaks — A suspect has been arrested in Dublin, Georgia, following a Sunday night kidnapping, which occurred in Marion Oaks. The suspect was found hiding out at an American Inn motel room Monday morning. The East Dublin Police Department, along with the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office responded to […]

Marion Oaks murder suspect arrested

Marion Oaks murder suspect arrested

Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested the suspect accused of murdering his stepfather after he turned himself in. Detectives arrested Sidney Ferguson, 19, for the murder of his stepfather, Johnathon Thurman, 23. Ferguson’s mother, Angie Norman, told investigators that on the night of the murder her son had called her and stated […]

Marion Oaks murder suspect on the run

Marion Oaks murder suspect on the run

Marion Oaks — Marion County sheriff’s Detectives are searching for a 19-year-old suspect who shot his stepfather to death in Marion Oaks Friday night. At approximately 11 p.m., dispatchers received a 911 call regarding a shooting located at, 7819 Southwest 128th Street Road. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found Johnathon Thurman in the […]

Car accident on CR 484, entrance of Marion Oaks

Car accident on CR 484, entrance of Marion Oaks

Ocala, Florida — Marion County sheriff’s deputies secured an accident scene Friday evening as Marion County Fire Rescue prepared victims for transport. Deputies kept the accident scene secure until the Florida Highway Patrol was able to arrive. Preliminary reports indicated that a Toyota Camry was traveling west on Country Road 484, and might have been […]

Marion Oaks drive-by shootings

Marion Oaks drive-by shootings

[Last updated on March 13, 2015, at 7:18 p.m.] Marion Oaks — According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, a home in Marion Oaks has been targeted on two separate occasions in a drive-by shooting. The incident report indicated that the drive-by occurred in the 2600 block of Southwest 148th lane. On March 7, 2015, […]

Residents express their concerns at Marion Oaks meeting

Residents express their concerns at Marion Oaks meeting

Ocala, Florida — Despite the cold weather, Marion Oaks residents came out by the dozens to attended the Town Hall meeting Thursday night at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair said, “These events allow my command staff and I to hear directly from you regarding any complaints, suggestions, concerns, or other […]

Curfew warning; keep children off the streets after dark

Curfew warning; keep children off the streets after dark

Ocala, Florida — In May, Ocala Post told you about the curfew being enforced by the Ocala Police Department. However, some parents seem to have ignored the issue. According to OPD, many parents are allowing their children to roam the streets at night. While the problem is mostly with teens; children as young as 9-years-old […]

MCSO: Suspects shot 8-year-old in throat with Airsoft gun

MCSO: Suspects shot 8-year-old in throat with Airsoft gun

  Marion Oaks — Sunday, at approximately 2:00 p.m, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy J. Clark responded to the 3700 block of Southwest 150th Loop, Marion Oaks, in reference to a battery on a 8-year-old female victim. The juvenile had been shot in the throat with an Airsoft gun while she played outside her grandfather’s home. […]

Package thieves arrested

Package thieves arrested

Marion Oaks, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Detectives have arrested and charged Christopher Velez, 23, and Brian Vargas, 27, for three counts of Grand Theft, Petit Theft, and three counts of Dealing in Stolen Property. During the Christmas season, there were multiple thefts of UPS and Fed-EX packages from homes in the […]

Woman arrested, high speed chase with small children in front seat

Woman arrested, high speed chase with small children in front seat

Marion oaks — Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies located and arrested Stephanie Jones, 23, after she fled from a traffic stop on December 28, 2014. According to reports, while patrolling the Marion Oaks area, Deputy Tanya Rodriguez saw a silver four-door vehicle at the intersection of SW 35th Court Road and Marion Oaks Manor with two […]

Message to police written on sidewalk in Marion Oaks

Message to police written on sidewalk in Marion Oaks

Marion Oaks — At some point in time, someone, who apparently could not spell, wrote a message to law enforcement on the sidewalk near the sheriff’s substation and the basketball courts in Marion Oaks. Residents have stated that the message was written shortly after the sidewalk was poured, but it was never removed. However, sources […]