OPD: Drunk and pregnant; twin toddlers also in the car during crash

OPD: Drunk and pregnant; twin toddlers also in the car during crash

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police said on Wednesday, at approximately 11:10 p.m, Officer Casey Walsh discovered a crash that had just occurred at the intersection of Southwest 16th Avenue and State Road 200. A black Chevrolet SUV had rear-ended a blue Buick sedan. The driver of the SUV, later identified as convicted felon, Angel Nicole […]

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. […]

Investigators discover disturbing case of child abuse inside home

Investigators discover disturbing case of child abuse inside home

Silver Springs Shores — Department of Children and Families Child Protection Investigator Dawn White was conducting an investigation in regards to allegations of inadequate supervision of multiple juveniles when she uncovered a disturbing tale of child abuse. The investigation revealed that Ashley and Christopher Pollard, both 29, would lock two boys — an eight- and […]

Marion Youth Academy counselor charged with aggravated child abuse

Marion Youth Academy counselor charged with aggravated child abuse

Ocala, Florida — A Youth Services International (YSI) counselor was arrested and charged with Aggravated Child Abuse after he repeatedly struck a 16-year-old boy in the head with a portable radio. The entire incident was captured on video. YSI is also referred to as the Marion Youth Academy. YSI superintendent, Keenan Bullard, told deputies that […]

MCSO: Meth lab discovered with children in the house

MCSO: Meth lab discovered with children in the house

Ocala, Florida — On Tuesday afternoon, Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Chase Ash, 32, and his girlfriend, Hope Wright, 27, on multiple charges. While officers assisted the Department of Children and Families (DCF) on a child well-being check at the couple’s residence at 2605 SE 69th Place, Ocala, deputies discovered two separate containers filled […]

OPD: Cruelty toward child and drug charges for Ocala father

OPD: Cruelty toward child and drug charges for Ocala father

Ocala, Florida — A career criminal remains behind bars after Ocala police attempted to serve a trespass warning, but instead arrested the 26-year-old father. According to reports, a maintenance worker with the Motel 6 on Blitchton Road went to a room where Charles Reynaldo Murillo, 26, had been staying in reference to complaints Murillo had […]

Sisters, 11 and 15, murdered their 16-year-old brother

Sisters, 11 and 15,  murdered their 16-year-old brother

White Springs, Florida — Additional information is now available in the murder of a 16-year-old boy in Columbia County, Florida. Detectives with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office determined that Nicole Kornegay, 11, assisted her sister, Misty “Ariel” Renee Kornegay, 15, in the murder of their 16-year-old brother, Damien Kornegay, and both teens have been arrested […]

Woman arrested, high speed chase with small children in front seat

Woman arrested, high speed chase with small children in front seat

Marion oaks — Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies located and arrested Stephanie Jones, 23, after she fled from a traffic stop on December 28, 2014. According to reports, while patrolling the Marion Oaks area, Deputy Tanya Rodriguez saw a silver four-door vehicle at the intersection of SW 35th Court Road and Marion Oaks Manor with two […]

Twin toddlers removed from house of stench and filth

Twin toddlers removed from house of stench and filth

Venice, Florida — The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a couple who allegedly lived with their 2-year-old twin girls in a home of feces, stench, and filth. Deputies responded to the residence on Briarwood Road after the alleged victim, Elizabeth Davis, 32, called 911 and stated that her boyfriend, Wesley Benoit, 35, threatened to […]

The owner of a popular waterside restaurant and two others, abused 15-year-old girl

The owner of a popular waterside restaurant and two others, abused 15-year-old girl

DeLand, Florida — The comments of a 60-year-old DeLand man sparked an intensive investigation by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. It all started when witnesses said the man offered to pay money if someone could introduce him to some young girls. The investigation that culminated Wednesday morning led to three arrests, including a DeBary couple […]

More patient abuse allegations for Churchill Dentistry, LLC., formerly Polliwog Dental, LLC.,

More patient abuse allegations for Churchill Dentistry, LLC., formerly Polliwog Dental, LLC.,

Ocala, Florida — Michael Tarver, the former owner of Polliwog Dental LLC, now Churchill Dentistry LLC, is back in the spotlight following new allegations of patient abuse. On April 28, 2014, Kembra Henderson took her 3-year-old daughter to Churchill Dentistry to see Dr. Michael Tarver, known to children as Dr. Mike. After her daughter’s procedure, […]

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 […]

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 […]