Career criminal arrested on weapons and drug charges, back on the street

Career criminal arrested on weapons and drug charges, back on the street

Ocala, Florida — A drug dealer and convicted felon was arrested Thursday morning after the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) served a search warrant at 2814 Southwest 16th Street. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, UDEST seized 8 ounces of cocaine, 27 ounces of high grade marijuana, $6,941 in cash, AK-47 ammunition, an […]

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 […]

Ocala police officer died from his injuries after training accident

Ocala police officer died from his injuries after training accident

[Last updated on April 6, 2015, at 10:10 p.m.] An Ocala police officer has died as the result of an accidental shooting that occurred on Monday. According to Ocala Police Department Public information Officer Sergeant Angy Scroble, Officer Jared Forsyth, 33, was at the Lowell Correctional Institute firing range for a firearms training exercise when […]

Ocala man charged with Easter weekend murder

Ocala man charged with Easter weekend murder

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala Man was charged with Second-Degree Murder Easter Sunday after he was accused of shooting and killing another man during an argument Saturday. In addition to the aforementioned charge, he was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a convicted Felon, Use of a Firearm during a Felony, and Violation of […]

Military deserter was wanted since 1998: Bizarre twist in suicide case

Military deserter was wanted since 1998: Bizarre twist in suicide case

Ocala, Florida — On March 24, 2015, at approximately 4:40 p.m., Ocala Police Department officers responded to 2104 Southeast 3rd Avenue in reference to a report of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Upon arrival, officers found that a subject, identified as Edgar Curtis Phillips, Jr., 41, had shot himself in the head in front of his […]

Shooting at Laurel Park Apartments

Shooting at Laurel Park Apartments

[Last updated on March 29, 2015, at 2:43 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — There has been another shooting in Ocala, this time at Laurel Park Apartments, 100 Northwest 23rd Avenue. According to police, a man identified as Delvontaye R. Boyd, 23, was shot and killed between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The call came in […]

Silver Springs Shores man shot to death

Silver Springs Shores man shot to death

Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, at approximately 1 a.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a shooting at 8810 Southeast 88th Place in Silver Springs Shores. Upon arrival, deputies found Robert J. Wilson, 30, deceased. He had been shot multiple times. Detectives on scene said it appeared to be […]

Murder-suicide shocks Ocala neighborhood

Murder-suicide shocks Ocala neighborhood

Ocala, Florida — On Monday, at approximately 4:51 a.m, Ocala Police received a call about a homicide at 1032 NE 32nd Terrace, Ocala. According to reports, when officers responded to the scene they found a broken window and could see at least one person lying on the floor. Officers then made entry to the residence, […]

9-year-old girl shot in head with BB gun

9-year-old girl shot in head with BB gun

Ocala, Florida — On March 15, 2015, Deputies Nickolas Frost and Gregory Bicksler responded to the 6000 block of Southeast 144 Place in Belleview Hills Estates, in reference to a 9-year-old girl being shot twice with a BB gun. According to reports, the girl was visiting with her friend and was outside picking up her […]

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, […]

Ocala man crashed car after he was shot

Ocala man crashed car after he was shot

Ocala, Florida — At approximately 12:55 a.m., while patrolling his zone, Ocala Police Officer Amado Burgos spotted a vehicle that had flipped in an empty parking lot at the corner of South Pine Avenue and Southwest Broadway Street. Officer Burgos then made contact with two citizens who were assisting the driver of the overturned vehicle, […]

Police involved shooting with Marion County man

Police involved shooting with Marion County man

Hernando, Florida — Steven Edward Degennaro, 44, was wanted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on a felony warrant for Burglary of a Dwelling, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, and three (3) counts of Grand Theft. Degennaro had been driving back and forth between Marion and Citrus Counties. Today, deputies with the Citrus County […]

Teen troublemakers rioted because they wanted to see R-rated movie

Teen troublemakers rioted because they wanted to see R-rated movie

Ocoee, Florida — Four law enforcement agencies were dispatched to an AMC Theatre at the West Oaks Mall in Ocoee in response to a riot on Valentine’s Day. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said approximately 800-900 black middle and high school aged teenagers stormed the theater and food court with absolutely no regard for the […]

Body found inside SUV

Body found inside SUV

[Last updated on February 5, 2015, at 8:54 a.m.] Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting a death investigation after a body was found in a white Jeep Grand Cherokee on the eastbound shoulder of County Road 484 at approximately 10 a.m, Wednesday . The vehicle was just a few blocks […]

Sunday night shooting at Spring Manor Apartments

Sunday night shooting at Spring Manor Apartments

Ocala, Florida — Once again, residents of Spring Manor Apartments, Ocala, listened to helicopters as they flew over the apartment complex Sunday night. According to the Ocala Police Department, police were searching for a suspect that reportedly fired shots in the area. Luckily, no one was injured during the shooting. Police said the shooter was […]

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. […]