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 […]

Woman charged with Aggravated Child Abuse, worked with children at local daycare

Woman charged with Aggravated Child Abuse, worked with children at local daycare

Ocala, Florida — A Building Blocks daycare teacher was arrested after an investigation revealed she had been physically abusing a juvenile who was living with her. Ocala Police Department investigators received a call about a juvenile female who had been battered. Upon arrival, police realized that the victim only spoke Spanish and requested an interpreter. The […]

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 […]

Marion Oaks man arrested, struck woman and three children

Marion Oaks man arrested, struck woman and three children

Marion Oaks — Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Doody, and his trainee, Deputy O’Leary, responded to a Marion Oaks home in reference to a battery. Corporal Doody met with a female victim who stated that Mackonenn Greenland, 30, had beaten her three children with a phone charger. When the female told Greenland that she was going […]

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 […]

Two arrested for brutal beating of toddler

Two arrested for brutal beating of toddler

Lakeland, Florida — On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims detectives arrested 27-year-old Shellie Lee Campbell and her live-in boyfriend, 29-year-old Brandon Lauderbaugh, of 2642 Timbercreek Loop West, Lakeland, and charged both with one count each Child Neglect with Great Bodily Harm (F-2). The two have been dating for five months. […]

Man indicted for murder of 1-year-old baby

Man indicted for murder of 1-year-old baby

Ocala, Florida — A grand jury has indicted 27-year-old Kendall Blyden for the first degree murder of one-year old, Jayden Green. Blyden claimed he was innocent of all charges and that the blunt force trauma that Jayden sustained to his head was caused by a simple fall. According to reports, the injuries were consistent with […]

MCSO: Baby Jayden will be taken off life support

MCSO: Baby Jayden will be taken off life support

Ocala, Florida — Jayden Green, the one-year-old that was severely beaten by Kendall Blyden, 27, will be taken off life support once his organs are harvested. The child was so badly injured from the strikes to his head inflicted by Blyden that Baby Jayden’s brain could not recover due to lack of blood flow. Blyden, […]

Grandmother reported her grandson’s step-father for child abuse

Grandmother reported her grandson’s step-father for child abuse

Belleview, Florida — On September 29, 2014, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy, Julie Vowinkel, responded to Belleview Elementary School after a grandmother reported that her six-year-old grandson had been battered by his stepfather, John Hopkins, 33. The boy told the deputy that on September 26, 2014, his step-father hit him in the back with a belt […]

Belleview mom arrested for attempting to suffocate two-year-old; released next day

Belleview mom arrested for attempting to suffocate two-year-old; released next day

Belleview, Florida — A Belleview woman that was arrested on June 11, 2014, for attempting to suffocate her daughter was released on $2,000 bond just a day later. Jessica Lehman, 25, is accused of trying to suffocate her daughter nearly two years ago. Belleview Police Department Detective Ray Dwyer, discovered Lehman’s crime after she filed […]