Marion Oaks woman burnt a child with cigarette

Marion Oaks woman burnt a child with cigarette

Ocala, Florida — A woman arrested for battery says she did not do anything wrong. Ocala police responded to a residence after the mother of a juvenile victim reported that the child had been intentionally burned with a cigarette. According to reports, Regina Patricia Mays, 53, went to the mother’s residence and demanded money. Mays […]

Felony warrant for woman yields two arrests

Felony warrant for woman yields two arrests

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police made a double arrest as they attempted to serve a warrant on a felon over the weekend. Ocala Police Officers Hall and Diesso responded to the 200 block Northeast 19th Avenue after they received a tip that a woman with outstanding warrants would be at the location. While police were […]

Two drug dealers arrested, drugs were in children’s reach

Two drug dealers arrested, drugs were in children’s reach

Ocala, Florida — Two drug dealers are off the street after detectives discovered a couples drug operation while serving a warrant this week. On Wednesday, Marion County Sheriff’s Detective Tortora and Deputy McQuaig responded to 3841 Northeast 16th Avenue, Ocala, in reference to a warrant check on Andrew W. Eden, 28. Eden had an active warrant […]

Career criminal arrested on weapons and drug charges, back on the street

Career criminal arrested on weapons and drug charges, back on the street

Ocala, Florida — A drug dealer and convicted felon was arrested Thursday morning after the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) served a search warrant at 2814 Southwest 16th Street. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, UDEST seized 8 ounces of cocaine, 27 ounces of high grade marijuana, $6,941 in cash, AK-47 ammunition, an […]

Two violent career criminals arrested for drug trafficking

Two violent career criminals arrested for drug trafficking

Ocala, Florida — The investigation began October 2014, when the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) received information concerning a drug trafficking organization that was allegedly distributing cocaine and marijuana throughout Marion County and surrounding areas. As part of the strike teams preliminary investigation, UDEST identified that two (2) drug traffickers, within this organization, namely […]

MCSO: Ocala woman picked up on VOP warrant

MCSO: Ocala woman picked up on VOP warrant

  Ocala, Florida — A 21-year-old Ocala woman remains behind bars tonight after she was arrested for violating the terms of her felony drug probation. Kaylin Guthrie was placed on felony probation after Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy, Eduardo Bustamante-Munt, witnessed Guthrie pull her vehicle behind the Silver River Inn and purchase a baggie of cocaine. […]

Decomposing body ruled a homicide

Decomposing body ruled a homicide

  Ocala, Florida — The decomposing body of 47-year-old Wendy Ann Kane, that was found on August 12, 2014, after neighbors smelled a foul odor while performing a well-being check, has now been ruled a homicide. The body was found at 5701 SE 33rd Court. She had been dead for five days. Kane was shot […]

Man swallows cocaine; grabbed officer’s weapon

Man swallows cocaine; grabbed officer’s weapon

Ocala, Florida — A man was arrested today, following a traffic stop for speeding. On August 15, 2014, Anthony Sean Howard, 46, originally from Georgia, was pulled over by Ocala Police for driving 53 mph in a 35 mph zone in the 200 block of U.S. 441. Ocala Police Officers W. Joedicke and R. Mangum […]

Crack mom was smoking with infant in hand

Crack mom was smoking with infant in hand

Daytona Beach, Florida — Daytona Beach Police Officer Andre Walker responded to 518 South Martin Luther King Boulevard in reference to a black female sitting on the curb behind the business, holding a baby. As the officer approached the woman, later identified as, Bobbre Williams, 37, he observed her holding her one-month-old baby. Williams was […]

High speed chase on 484 ends with arrest

High speed chase on 484 ends with arrest

Ocala, Florida — An attempted traffic stop turned into a high speed chase earlier this week, leading to the arrest of a career criminal. On May 17, 2014, Deputy Tortora was traveling west in the 2000 block of SE 59th Street, when he saw a black Ford pickup truck traveling westbound at a high rate […]

DCF walk-through reveals drug house

DCF walk-through reveals drug house

  Ocala, Florida — Jessica Price, 37, and Eric Westman, 37, both of Ocala, were arrested around 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014, at their residence along NE 37th Street. The incident unfolded when Price, Deputy Mark Swarbrick and a Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) investigator were conducting a walk-through at the listed address. […]

Crack mom gives birth; chews umbilical cord in half

Crack mom gives birth; chews umbilical cord in half

  Ocala, Florida — On April 12, 2014, Deputies Thomas and Lowrey responded to the Vacation Host Inn on South Pine Avenue in reference to an unresponsive newborn. A female, later identified as Chrystal Hassell, 37, had apparently given birth the baby while alone in her motel room and the baby was breathing intermittently. According […]

Loud Music Gets Two Brothers Arrested

Loud Music Gets Two Brothers Arrested

  Ocala, Florida — On April 2, 2014 at approximately 9:15 p.m., Lieutenant Turner and Deputy Terrell were parked in the 5700 block of NW 219 Street Road and could hear extremely loud music. After approximately 30 minutes Lieutenant Turner and Deputy Terrell responded to the location in which the loud music was coming from. […]

Ocala Man Beats Pregnant Woman

Ocala Man Beats Pregnant Woman

  Ocala, Florida — On March 16, 2014 deputies met with a pregnant victim in the parking lot of the Marion Oaks Sheriff’s District Office after being rescued by a good Samaritan. The victim stated that she had stayed the night with James Phillips, 40, of 440 Marion Oaks Course, and that Phillips is the […]

Driver Blows 4 Times The Legal Limit

Driver Blows 4 Times The Legal Limit

  Ocala, Florida — Witnesses travelling along U.S. 27, called law enforcement around 6 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2014. The witnesses were concerned about a reckless driver in a red car. A Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived and briefly followed the suspected car. “I noticed that the vehicle straddled and crossed the center line […]

K-9 Takes Down A Fleeing Drug Dealer

K-9 Takes Down A Fleeing Drug Dealer

    Ocala, Florida — Dash cam video has been released of a chase that ensued on February 24, 2014. Deputy Crawford attempted to pull over a Silver Chevrolet Impala after determining the driver was speeding and the tint on the car appeared to be too dark. Once the vehicle stopped and Deputy Crawford exited […]