18-year-old charged with attempted murder

18-year-old charged with attempted murder

Ocala — A drug deal that went bad landed an 18-year-old in jail Wednesday after he shot another man. Ocala police said that the victim had listed an ounce of marijuana for sale on Snapchat for $200. Shortly after listing it, he got an offer from JD Boatwright. According to reports, the victim drove to Boatwright’s […]

Silver Springs Shores Dollar General armed robbery suspect on the loose

Silver Springs Shores Dollar General armed robbery suspect on the loose

Silver Springs Shores — Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives are still searching for a black male who robbed the Dollar General, located at 9743 Southeast Maricamp Road. The armed robbery took place on Thursday at approximately 10 a.m. According to reports, the robber entered the store, demanded money, and fired two shots. The gunman fled […]

Two arrested in Citgo gas station robbery

Two arrested in Citgo gas station robbery

  Two people were arrested following an armed robbery at the Citgo gas station, located at 1517 Southwest 10th Street, Ocala. The Ocala Police Department received a call at approximately  5 a.m., Saturday, about the robbery, which had just taken place. According to reports, the clerk told police that the robber entered the store, pointed a handgun […]

Vanguard student robs store at gunpoint, needed money for cap and gown

Vanguard student robs store at gunpoint, needed money for cap and gown

A Vanguard High School senior was arrested Thursday and charged with Armed Robbery. Clarence Sylvester Cobarris, 18, was arrested by an Ocala Police Department detective, at 605 Northeast 27th Street, Ocala, at 1:41 a.m. Police say they responded to the Kangaroo Gas Station, located at 909 Northeast 28th Street, after a store clerk called 911 […]

Residents happy, neighborhood bully arrested

Residents happy, neighborhood bully arrested

Some residents who live in the Berkley Pointe Apartment complex say they are glad that a neighborhood bully and suspected drug dealer is behind bars. Ocala police responded to the apartments after a mother reported that her 15-year-old son had been robbed at gunpoint. The suspect, later identified as Hayden Hoilett, 18, robbed the boy […]

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 […]

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 […]