GameStop employee robbed at gunpoint in parking lot

GameStop employee robbed at gunpoint in parking lot

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department detectives are searching for two suspects who robbed a GameStop employee at gunpoint. On Sunday, Ocala police responded to the GameStop, located at 4920 East Silver Springs Boulevard, after an employee reported that he had been robbed. The employee had just closed the store for the night when he […]

McIntosh Dollar General robbery suspect found naked

McIntosh Dollar General robbery suspect found naked

[Last updated on November 8, 2016. MCSO arrest affidavit stated the robbery occurred in Micanopy, but it’s actually McIntosh] McIntosh, Florida — A suspect was booked into the Marion County Jail early Tuesday following the robbery of a McIntosh Dollar General. On November 7, Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Dollar General, located at 19998 North Highway 441, […]

“Clown” and his accomplice arrested on armed robbery charges

“Clown” and his accomplice arrested on armed robbery charges

Marion Oaks — Two suspects wanted for an armed robbery were arrested Sunday in Marion Oaks. On November 1, a man was walking his dog in the 3900 block of Southeast 15th Street and 39th Court, when he heard tires squeal from behind him. The victim stated that the vehicle, a gold Pontiac Sunfire, was […]

Silver Springs Boulevard Dollar General robbed

Silver Springs Boulevard Dollar General robbed

Ocala, Florida — At approximately 8 p.m., the Dollar General located at 1111 West Silver Springs Boulevard was robbed at gunpoint. Preliminary reports indicated that two black males entered the store with guns and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. According to the Ocala Police Department, a perimeter was established and police, along with […]

Man robbed, shot after responding to dating site listing

Man robbed, shot after responding to dating site listing

Ocala, Florida — Two suspects are in jail following a shooting at a local apartment complex. On Sunday, Ocala police arrived at Lynn San Apartments, located at 1949 Southwest 30th Court, Ocala, to find Derrick Leroy Owens Jr. covered in blood. Owens told police that he had contacted a white female, later identified as Emily Kate […]

OPD: Craigslist armed robbery suspect wanted for questioning

OPD: Craigslist armed robbery suspect wanted for questioning

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect who was present during an armed robbery. Tuesday,  Thomas C. Oswalt, 26, was arrested after he robbed a potential buyer who had responded to a Craigslist advertisement. The victim and his friend met the “seller” at the Wal-Mart […]

Craigslist armed robbery suspect arrested

Craigslist armed robbery suspect arrested

Ocala, Florida — A man was arrested and charged with Robbery with a Firearm Tuesday after he robbed a potential buyer from Craigslist. This is the second time within a week that an online transaction has gone wrong. According to the Ocala Police Department, the victim (buyer) made a deal to purchase a 60-inch television for […]

Two arrested in July 4th fireworks tent shooting

The shooter was a 14-year-old

Two arrested in July 4th fireworks tent shooting

  Silver Springs Shores — Marion County sheriff’s deputies arrested two people on Monday who were involved a shooting at a fireworks stand in the 7100 block of Maricamp Road. Quinnesha Roberts, 20, and Anquan Rashard Everett, 14, attempted to rob the fireworks stand and shot the security guard in the process. The shooting took […]

Teen arrested for home invasion shooting

Teen arrested for home invasion shooting

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department detectives arrested a teenager after he admitted to shooting a 38-year-old man in the abdomen. According to a press release, on February 14, officers responded to Laurel Park Apartments, located at 100 Northwest 23rd Place, in reference to a home invasion in which five unknown, armed, black males entered a […]

Armed robberies in Ocala

Armed robberies in Ocala

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is currently investigating two armed robberies. Both robberies took place on Sunday night between 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. In the first robbery, which took place at the Texaco Station, located at 3401 Southwest College Road, a man, along with his accomplice, pointed a gun at the clerk […]

Homeless man beaten with his own crutch

Homeless man beaten with his own crutch

Ocala, Florida — Ocala police recently arrested a man they say beat another homeless man with his own crutches and then robbed him. The incident occurred on Monday near the intersection of Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest 2nd Street, Ocala. Police stated that the victim was walking with a man, later identified as John Wooten, 34, […]

Armed robbery at Taco Del Mar

Armed robbery at Taco Del Mar

Ocala, Florida — Investigators with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a man they say robbed the Taco Del Mar, located at Southwest Highway 200, Unit 4, at gunpoint. A restaurant employee told MCSO Deputy Paul Youmans that the suspect entered the restaurant, pointed a semi-automatic handgun at him, and demanded money. According […]

More charges for teen involved in Family Dollar robbery

More charges for teen involved in Family Dollar robbery

Ocala, Florida — On Friday, Ocala Police Department Public Information Officer Angy Scroble said Caleb Clayton, 17, who was arrested Thursday for armed robbery of a Family Dollar located at 2370 Northwest 45th Terrace, has been charged with two more armed robberies. In addition to the charges of Armed Robbery (x2), Grand Theft Auto (x2), and Aggravated […]

Stern warning from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to criminals

Stern warning from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to criminals

  Ocala, Florida — “I will not tolerate this type of violent criminal behavior, which puts Marion County citizens at risk,” Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair said during a press meeting Thursday. “This agency will be very proactive to stop the violent criminals before they seriously hurt someone.” This message comes after twin brothers Caleb […]