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, […]

Mother shops, leaves toddler in running vehicle

Mother shops, leaves toddler in running vehicle

Ocala, Florida — A 31-year-old mother was arrested early Thursday morning after she left a 2-year-old locked in a vehicle while she shopped in Wal-Mart, located at 2600 Southwest 19th Avenue. The Ocala Police Department received a call at approximately 12 a.m. from a Wal-Mart employee, who reported the incident. According to reports, the employee […]

Father arrested for child abuse, 4-month-old suffered severe injuries

Father arrested for child abuse, 4-month-old suffered severe injuries

Ocala, Florida — A 32-year-old man accused of beating his 4-month-old daughter was released from Jail Friday on a $10,000 bond. Investigators with the Ocala Police Department were notified by the Department of Children and Families after UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital reported that the baby had a broken femur. Doctors with Shands told authorities […]

Children locked in car, mom in bar drinking

Children locked in car, mom in bar drinking

A Umatilla women was arrested and charged with two counts of Child Neglect after she locked two small children in a car parked outside a bar while she was inside drinking. Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to Kat’s Krazy 8 Bar, located at 20290 Southeast 142 Place, after a caller reported two small children locked […]

Good Samaritan saved 4-year-old child

"She should have never left me in charge of [the victim.] Man, I would never have trusted me to watch any kids."

Good Samaritan saved 4-year-old child

Ocala, Florida — A Good Samaritan saved a 4-year-old child Friday from being hit by a car. The Good Samaritan was driving in 3100 block of Southeast 95th Street, when she saw the child running in the roadway. The witness said the child was nearly hit by several vehicles before she stopped her car and rescued […]

Mother, boyfriend use 12-year-old for dirty work

Mother, boyfriend use 12-year-old for dirty work

A mother and her boyfriend were arrested Wednesday when they were caught stealing merchandise from Wal-Mart. Police said the mother, Irone Evette Dobson, 49, and her boyfriend, Patrick O. Collins, 46, used a juvenile to help them conceal the stolen items. When police arrived, a loss prevention officer pointed out a girl, 12, exiting the […]

Homicide investigation of 2-year-old, father in jail for killing another child

Homicide investigation of 2-year-old, father in jail for killing another child

Ocala, Florida — The Medical Examiner has ruled the death of 2-year-old Journee Blyden, a homicide. On June 21, 2016, deputies responded to Hemlock Course Run, Ocala. Upon arrival, they found that Journee was unconscious and unresponsive. Reports stated that she had apparent head trauma. She was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center, but due to the […]

Mother tried to evade arrest, left child behind

Mother tried to evade arrest, left child behind

Ocala, Florida—The Ocala Police Department arrested a woman who left her child behind when confronted over stolen merchandise at the Wal-Mart, located at 4980 East Silver Springs Boulevard. According to reports, a Wal-Mart loss prevention officer witnessed a woman, later identified as Kelly L. Wevodau, 35, putting merchandise into a large flat purse. Surveillance showed […]

Woman arrested for hitting juveniles with a cooking pot

Woman arrested for hitting juveniles with a cooking pot

Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s deputies arrested an Ocala woman after an anonymous caller reported that two children had been hit with a cooking pot. Authorities responded to Northwest Gainesville Road and made contact with the two juvenile victims. According to reports, the juveniles stated that, Monica Emanuel, 37, was on the couch and […]

Mother beat child, stabbed partner

Mother beat child, stabbed partner

Silver Springs, Florida — A Silver Springs woman faces several charges after authorities were notified about possible abuse on a child. Authorities say that Ann Montross, 25, became angry when her child “pooped” in her pants. A second victim in the house, Montross’ partner, stated that Montross became so agitated that she threw the child […]

Police dispatcher charged with Capital Sexual Battery

Police dispatcher charged with Capital Sexual Battery

Palm Bay, Florida — A police dispatcher was arrested on Monday and charged with eight (8) counts of Capital Sexual Battery and five (5) counts of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation. According to reports, Amanda Chandler, 40, was having a sexual relationship with an 11-year-old boy. Palm Bay police said Chandler is married and has two […]

Sheriff: Mother murdered father, 6-year-old daughter

Sheriff: Mother murdered father, 6-year-old daughter

Lakeland, Florida — A 25-year-old Central Florida woman is behind bars following the murder of her 6-year-old daughter and 50-year-old father. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office released a detailed report of the incident on Monday morning. On August 1, 2015, Polk County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 5221 Drane Field Road, Lakeland, in reference to a […]

Family was using taxpayer money and committing credit card fraud while smoking dope

Family was using taxpayer money and committing credit card fraud while smoking dope

Davenport, Florida — An ongoing credit card counterfeiting investigation led to three arrests after Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies served a search warrant at 626 Sunset View Drive, Davenport. According to police reports, in January 2015, a victim in Texas contacted PCSO in reference to his debit card being used in Davenport to withdraw funds. […]

Mother charged with manslaughter in baby’s death

Mother charged with manslaughter in baby’s death

Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, Ocala Police Department Detective Mary Brewton arrested the mother of the 20-month-old child who drowned in a small above ground pool on April 25, 2015. According to detectives, the pool contained approximately 30 inches of water. On April 25, 2015, Ocala Police responded to 244 Northeast 44th Avenue, in reference […]

Man severely beat toddler, mother blamed a dog and the child

Man severely beat toddler, mother blamed a dog and the child

[Last updated on June 20, 2015, at 11:10 a.m.]  Ocklawaha, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man they say severely beat a 13-month-old toddler. On May 31, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to Munroe Regional Medical Center Children’s Emergency Room, in reference to an alleged case of child abuse. Upon arrival, […]

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