Information sought in downtown Ocala beating, robbery

Information sought in downtown Ocala beating, robbery

The Ocala Police Department is hoping the public can help identify two suspects who beat and robbed a man on October 28. The man, a Molly Maguire’s employee, had walked a female co-worker to her vehicle parked in the American Pawn parking lot. The white vehicle in the video then pulled into the parking lot. […]

Two arrested in unprovoked attacks

Two arrested in unprovoked attacks

Silver Springs – Two suspects who have been accused of attacking multiple people — including an 11-year-old girl — were arrested Thursday. According to reports, Julia Napiontek and Brandon Clanton, both 18, attacked four people — ages 11, 55, 47, and 48 in the parking lot of Forest Corners Circle K. Surveillance video showed that […]

Woman bound, beaten after she denied man sex

Woman bound, beaten after she denied man sex

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man remained behind bars Wednesday after he battered a woman who denied him sex. According to reports, 29-year-old Shannon Gene Farris came home from work Sunday and wanted to have sex with his partner. The woman, 36, stated that when she told Farris no, he became enraged and an argument ensued. […]

Woman attacked, cut with knife

Woman attacked, cut with knife

  Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was arrested after she attacked another woman with a knife. Ocala police responded to Berkley Pointe Apartments Monday in reference to an altercation. Police met with the victim, who stated that she had been arguing with Paige Ray-Markwith, 24, when she was attacked. According to the arrest affidavit, […]

Man attempted to strangle girlfriend after being released on bond

Man attempted to strangle girlfriend after being released on bond

Ocala, Florida — A pregnant, domestic violence victim found herself acting nicely toward her abuser in order to give herself a chance to escape. The victim stated that on November 16, she woke her boyfriend, Christopher John Smith, 24, up for work and he became angry. According to reports, Smith began to shout at the […]

Man angry, grandmother cut him off financially

Man angry, grandmother cut him off financially

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man who was wanted by the Ocala Police Department was arrested Wednesday and charged with Aggravated Battery with a Firearm and Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon. Police say that sometime in early September, Searron Brooks III, 20, was angry and became involved in a verbal argument with […]

Woman threatened to kill boyfriend with knife

Woman threatened to kill boyfriend with knife

Ocala, Florida — A Parkside Apartments resident was arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon after she threatened to kill her boyfriend with a knife. Ocala Police Department Officer Jason Rodriguez said when he arrived at the apartment complex, he made contact with a male victim who identified his girlfriend, Kacey K. […]

Woman breaks off engagement, gets gun in her face

Woman breaks off engagement, gets gun in her face

Ocala — A 57-year-old man remained behind bars Thursday after he was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Tampering with a Victim. According to Ocala police, Edward Butler was angry because his fiancé told him that she wanted to break off the engagement. The victim stated that after […]

Violent career criminal hit with fourth felony charge after arriving at jail

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Violent career criminal hit with fourth felony charge after arriving at jail

Last updated on June 16, 2017, at 4:05 p.m. Bond was increased from $25,000 to $32,200. Ocala, Florida — A career criminal is behind bars after he allegedly attempted to shoot a friend of his girlfriend while she was sitting in her car. Ocala police responded to the 1600 block of Southwest 2nd Street, Ocala, […]

Woman forced off road, refused to date ex-boyfriend

Woman forced off road, refused to date ex-boyfriend

Ocala, Florida — A 29-year-old man was arrested after he ran his ex-girlfriend off of the road with his vehicle. After receiving a 911 call, Ocala police responded to the Walgreens, located at 3500 Southeast Maricamp Road, where they met with the female victim. The victim told police that she had been dating Shawn Patel for […]

Woman confronted juveniles with pipe, arrested

Woman confronted juveniles with pipe, arrested

A woman who has allegedly had trouble with several neighborhood juveniles tried to take matters into her own hands Friday. Marion County sheriff’s deputies were at the victim’s house investigating an unrelated incident when the victim told them about a confrontation she had with a another neighbor earlier in the day. According to reports, Jessica […]

Woman laughed after she stabbed her toddler

Woman laughed after she stabbed her toddler

Manchester, New Hampshire – A woman is accused of stabbing her 16-month-old daughter late Wednesday night because the toddler “was crying and would not stop”. According to reports, the toddler’s father woke up and found his daughter bleeding. His wife did not seem to have any emotion about the incident. When the father realized that […]

Two men robbed, one viciously attacked at campground

Two men robbed, one viciously attacked at campground

Marion County — A Georgia man faces multiple charges after he attacked and robbed two individuals who were staying at the Lake Bryant Campground off of 314-A, Marion County. When deputies responded, they found that one victim, Johnathan Brazil, had been beaten on his face. Deputies said his face and hands “were covered in blood”. According […]

Woman to police officer: Arrest me, you f*cking cracker

Woman to police officer: Arrest me, you f*cking cracker

Ocala, Florida — Ocala police arrested a woman they say made threats to her boyfriend and children not related to her. While police were enroute to 2008 Southwest 2nd Street in response disturbance call, they found a woman, later identified as Maria Baker, 28, standing in the middle of the road screaming obscenities to other females […]

Man beat woman, you won’t believe why

Man beat woman, you won’t believe why

Ocala, Florida — A man was arrested after he beat a woman for allegedly shooting heroin without him. Several deputies responded to the 2200 block of Northeast 63rd Street in reference to a disturbance. When deputies arrived, they said they could hear screaming coming from inside the home. According to the arrest affidavit, deputies heard […]

Boy stabbed his mother because he was not allowed to drink

Boy stabbed his mother because he was not allowed to drink

Ocala, Florida — The booking photo and complete arrest affidavit have been released on a 16-year-old who stabbed his mother last week. On September 15, deputies responded to South Pine Avenue in reference to a stabbing. When they arrived, they found a woman who had blood oozing from a head-wound. She told deputies she had been stabbed […]

10-year-old charged with homicide of family member

10-year-old charged with homicide of family member

Silver Springs Shores – A 10-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday and charged with Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child. Marion County sheriff’s detectives say they arrested Berhaun Blyden for the death of his 2-year-old cousin, Journee Blyden. Timeline of the events On June 21, 2016, Journees’s aunt, Brea Blyden, called 911 and stated that her niece […]