Man shoots mother, sets house on fire

Man shoots mother, sets house on fire

Ocklawaha — A man was arrested after it was determined that he shot his mother and set the house on fire. At approximately 3:20 a.m., Marion County Fire Rescue responded to a residential fire at 16663 SE 53rd Street, Ocklawaha. Upon arrival, firefighters found the home fully engulfed in flames. Once the fire was out, […]

Police still searching for suspect who set Macy’s fire

Police still searching for suspect who set Macy’s fire

Macy’s prices were on fire Tuesday after an unknown suspect entered the store and set ablaze to part of the clothing section. Ocala Police Department investigators are still looking for the suspect who set fire to items in the undergarment section inside Macy’s in the Paddock Mall, located at 3100 SW College Road, Ocala. According […]

House where Vanguard student was shot, burned

House where Vanguard student was shot, burned

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating an arson suspect. On December 19, at approximately 2 a.m., a residential fire was reported in the 2200 block of Northwest 1st Avenue. According to OPD, On December 12, an altercation and shooting took place at the same location. The shooting […]

Man allegedly tried to burn down neighbor’s house while she was home

Man allegedly tried to burn down neighbor’s house while she was home

Ocala, Florida — The victim has been neighbors with the suspect for several years and she never thought he would do anything like this. At approximately 6:36 a.m. Wednesday, The Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in reference to a possible arson. The incident happened in the 8900 block of Southeast 88th Lane, […]

FBI: Extreme case of witness intimidation

FBI: Extreme case of witness intimidation

Philadelphia — As far as witness intimidation goes, Philadelphia drug trafficker Kaboni Savage and members of his criminal enterprise appeared to corner the market on how far they would go to silence anyone willing to testify against the organization. The most horrifying example of this was the brutal firebombing that resulted in the deaths of […]

Teen attempted to blow up car with gasoline soaked rag

Teen attempted to blow up car with gasoline soaked rag

Ocala, Florida — (Official Press Release) From Friday night, September 26, 2014, to Sunday night, September 28, 2014, there were four (4) arson cases involving the throwing of Molotov cocktails at homes. In one case, there was also a gasoline soaked rag stuck into the gas tank of a car that was parked in the […]

Repeat felon on the streets again

Repeat felon on the streets again

Marion County – On June 28, 2014, Deputy Frost responded to the 5000 block of SE HWY 42 in reference to a traffic stop conducted by K-9 Deputy Parker; during the traffic stop K-9 Deputy “Hero” alerted on the driver’s vehicle. The driver was identified as Michael Myers, 38, of Ocklawaha. Deputy Parker stated that […]