Sims stated that the victim's daughter had been bullying her child.
31-year old Tameka Sims was arrested Wednesday and charged with Child Abuse after she attacked a 12-year-old girl at a bus stop. On September 26, Ocala police were called to the 500 block of Southwest Martin Luther King Boulevard after a caller reported multiple assaults. A mother, who is the victim, told police that her […]
Ocala — A mother who was attempting to let a father visit with their daughter was attacked and beaten. The mother told Ocala police that she had taken her two-year-old daughter to Long’s Grocery, located at 803 Northwest 4th Street, to visit her father, Antonio Goffe, 30. According to reports, when the mother arrived at […]
Marion County Officials said they removed 56 dogs from a home, located at 931 Northeast 12th Avenue. Ocala Police said that a three-year-old child had been living in the urine and feces-filled residence. On October 5, OPD received a call in which the caller reported that there was a foul smell coming from the residence. […]
The Florida Department of Children and Families is currently reviewing a formal complaint to bring felony charges against Walter Ravon Dawson, 48, also known as Ray Dawson, of Orlando after he filed false reports against a Marion County man. Dawson told DCF that the father of three had injected drugs into his wife, forced wine […]
Ocala, Florida — Ocala police say they arrested an Ocala man after a grandmother reported that her grandson had been physically abused by his father. The grandmother reported the abuse to the Starke Police Department, who in turn reported it to the Department of Children and Families. DCF then contacted the Ocala Police Department. OPD […]
Ocala, Florida — A man who was just released from jail on March 3, 2017, after being charged with Battery, was arrested for the 13th time in Marion County. Ocala police said that on August 12, the girlfriend of David Denyke, 42, filed a police report after Denyke hit her. Later that same day, Denyke […]
Ocala, Florida — A 29-year-old woman was arrested Thursday and charged with multiple felonies. Ocala police said Melissa Keil had been separated from her husband for approximately three months. Police said that while the two were separated, Melissa began to suspect that her husband had started a sexual relationship with a 16-year old girl. According […]
Ocala, Florida — Ocala police say a witness called 911 after she witnessed a man beating on a teenage girl while stopped in the middle of traffic. The witness told dispatchers that she saw the man punch the girl in the face with his fist. The victim, 16, told police that she had been disciplined for her behavior […]
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 […]
Ocala, Florida — On March 13, 2017, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence after a juvenile reported that she had been battered. The juvenile told the responding deputy that she had not been home in two days because her mother and her mother’s boyfriend, Robert Louis Young, 35, had been heavily using […]
A report released by officials Monday detailed the grizzly events that lead to a 14-year-old’s suicide. The teen, Naika Venant, streamed her suicide live on Facebook on January 22, 2017. She was in state custody and living in a foster home at the time of her death. Investigators say they have since learned that Naika […]
A Umatilla women was arrested and charged with two counts of Child Neglect after she locked two small children in a car parked outside a bar while she was inside drinking. Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to Kat’s Krazy 8 Bar, located at 20290 Southeast 142 Place, after a caller reported two small children locked […]
Marion County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man they say battered a 16-year-old girl. Deputies responded to the 5700 block of Southeast 164th Avenue, Ocklawaha, following reports of child abuse. The juvenile told deputies that Jimmie Driskell, 43, grabbed her by the hair and pulled her to the ground. She said Driskell then punched her in […]
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to Southeast 112th Lane, just west of County Road 25A, after a caller reported a road rage incident. Troopers say two victims were riding their bicycles northbound on County Road 25A in the northbound travel lane close to the white line, when a pickup truck, driven by Michael A. Izzo, […]
"He did not go to school because he 'runs' his mouth."
A man told a Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy that he hit a juvenile several times with a belt because he had “reached his boiling point”. A MCSO deputy and a Department of Children and Families investigator responded to the 1900 block of Northeast 50th Place after someone reported that a juvenile had been physically abused. […]
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 […]
"She should have never left me in charge of [the victim.] Man, I would never have trusted me to watch any kids."
Ocala, Florida — A Good Samaritan saved a 4-year-old child Friday from being hit by a car. The Good Samaritan was driving in 3100 block of Southeast 95th Street, when she saw the child running in the roadway. The witness said the child was nearly hit by several vehicles before she stopped her car and rescued […]
[Last updated on October 28, 2016, at 10:24 p.m.] Marion Oaks — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested a former MCSO patrol volunteer on accusation of child abuse for the second time in 45 days. Ocala Post first reported that Joshua R. Hoff, 34, had been arrested and charged with Cruelty Toward a Child. MCSO […]
Ocala, Florida — A 10-year-old boy who was arrested and charged with manslaughter was released by a judge on Friday. Berhaun was released into the custody Heart of Florida Youth Ranch. The judge said that Berhaun cannot be left unsupervised, namely with children who are younger than him. Marion County sheriff’s detectives say they arrested […]
Ocala, Florida — A Marion County Sheriff’s Office patrol volunteer was arrested after he repeatedly struck a female child in the face. On September 13, deputies responded to the Marion Oaks Subdivision in reference to a battery on a child. The incident began on September 12, after the young girl had walked the family’s dog. According to reports, the […]