Former corrections officer arrested for sex with minor

Former corrections officer arrested for sex with minor

A former Marion County Jail corrections officer who resigned in 2011 after he smuggled marijuana into the jail has been arrested. According to inside sources, Joseph Charles Jones, 38, was arrested and charged with Having Sex with a Minor. The 16-year-old girl, who said she had gotten close with Jones, told investigators that the two […]

Third female inmate dies while in custody at the Marion County Jail

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement told Ocala Post Monday that all three deaths are currently under investigation. 

Third female inmate dies while in custody at the Marion County Jail

22-year-old Lorraine Gardner died Friday while in the custody of the Marion County Jail. According to MCSO, Gardner was found unresponsive and could not be revived. This is the third death of an inmate at the jail this year. Diana Lynn Eldredge, 50, who lived in Fruitland Park, died on May 3, 2018. Mary Elizabeth […]

MCSO deputy who caused crash not ticketed

MCSO deputy who caused crash not ticketed

Marion County — The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating a May 15, two-vehicle crash caused by a Marion County sheriff’s deputy. FHP said Deputy Joseph Soucey, 25, was “running code” (lights and sirens on) headed south on Southwest 140th avenue. Troopers reported that the deputy failed to slow or stop at a stop sign and […]

VIDEO: Police officer arrested, charged with felony child abuse

VIDEO: Police officer arrested, charged with felony child abuse

A Miami-Dade police officer, Raymond Rosario, 44, was suspended with pay after he was arrested for hitting his daughter on a school campus. The incident was caught on school surveillance video. Rosario arrived at Pinecrest Cove Preparatory Academy after a teacher called him and stated that his daughter, 14, had been disrespectful to a teacher. […]

Two deputies resign during investigation

Two deputies resign during investigation

Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Schanding and Detention Deputy Dustin Lay resigned during an investigation into their conduct at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. According to records, the two men, who were good friends, violated department policies. The investigation started in May 2017, when the MCSO learned that Schanding and Lay were involved in the […]

Federal corrections officer arrested

Federal corrections officer arrested

Ocala, Florida — Federal corrections officer Wayne Matthew Intihar, 40, was arrested Tuesday after he was pulled over by an Ocala police officer for speeding and reckless driving. As the officer was doing a drivers license check, Intihar took off on foot. After a short foot pursuit, Intihar was found hiding in some bushes. A computer […]

Federal corrections officer turned drug dealer, arrested

Federal corrections officer turned drug dealer, arrested

Ocala, Florida — A federal corrections officer was arrested in Ocala Tuesday and charged with Federal Bribery by a Public Official. Federal agents say, Albert Larry Harris, 27, worked at the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Sumter County. An undercover investigation revealed that Harris received thousands of dollars in bribes and supplied drugs and other […]

Entire K-9 Unit suspended

Entire K-9 Unit suspended

Lakeland Police Chief Larry Giddens suspended the department’s K-9 unit in its entirety after an internal investigation revealed they were excessively speeding while on a trip. Chief Giddens said that witnesses called and reported that they saw multiple officers speeding on the highway. Dash cam video revealed that the officers sped to and from a […]

Corrupt deputy arrested for second time

Corrupt deputy arrested for second time

A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested Saturday after he beat a handcuffed teenager who was sitting in the back of his patrol car. Deputy Timothy James said he struck 17-year-old Elias Campos because [he] spit on him. It was later determined that James lost his temper because the boy did not have his social […]

Corrections officer resigned amid internal affairs investigation, violated agency directives

Corrections officer resigned amid internal affairs investigation, violated agency directives

Ocala, Florida — An internal affairs investigation found that A Marion County Jail corrections officer violated two Marion County Sheriff’s Office directives. The corrections officer, Deputy Wancarlos Sanchez, resigned before the investigation could be complete. The investigation was initiated after two inmates, James McGraw and Brandon Jimenez, filed excessive force complains against Sanchez. The complaint […]

Deputy fired, sent photo of his penis while in uniform

Deputy fired, sent photo of his penis while in uniform

A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy is out of a job after he “spent time” with a woman while on duty. An internal affairs investigation showed that Cpl. David Patterson was at the woman’s house for approximately five hours on December 5, 2016, and was on duty at the time. The encounter came to light when Patterson’s […]

Deputy found not guilty in 2014 beating case

Deputy found not guilty in 2014 beating case

  Former Marion County Sheriff’s deputy Jesse Alan Terrell, was found not guilty Wednesday afternoon. He was facing felony battery charges. Terrell, 33, is just one of five deputies accused of beating suspected drug dealer Derrick Price, 44, during an arrest that took place in 2014 in Marion Oaks. Former Deputies Trevor Wade Fitzgerald, 32, […]

Florida deputy befriended victim, then tried to kill her

Florida deputy befriended victim, then tried to kill her

A Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested Monday on numerous felony charges. Deputy Frankie Eugene Bybee, 46, is accused of befriending an elderly woman and then trying to kill her. Bybee befriended the 79-year-old after he responded to a call for service at her house on October 21, 2016. Bybee frequently visited the woman […]

MCSO sergeant resigns following child erotica allegations

MCSO sergeant resigns following child erotica allegations

Ocala, Florida — A veteran Marion County sheriff’s deputy has resigned following the announcement of an internal affairs investigation. On October 10, 2016, The National Center of Missing and Exploited Children electronically delivered 18 photographs to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The non-profit organization told MCSO investigators that the child erotica photographs of pre-teen females […]

Ocala police chief placed on paid leave

Ocala police chief placed on paid leave

Ocala, Florida — In a 4-1 vote, the Ocala City Council Friday accepted Ocala Police Chief Kenneth Gregory Graham’s request to be placed on paid administrative leave. The request comes after the September 15 Grievance filed against Chief Graham for allegations of Sexual Harassment, Hostile Treatment, Retaliation, and Discrimination. Deputy Chief Rodney Smith will run […]

Chief of police was previously investigated for sex scandal, mayor stands by Graham

When asked if Chief Graham had ever had issues like this in the past, Mayor Guinn replied, "Never."

Chief of police was previously investigated for sex scandal, mayor stands by Graham

Ocala, Florida — During a press conference Monday, Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn displayed favoritism toward Ocala Police Chief Kenneth Gregory Graham, who has been accused of Sexual Harassment, Hostile Treatment, Retaliation, and Discrimination. The complaint was filed on September 15, 2016. Mayor Guinn also seemed to display arrogance toward the media as they asked legitimate […]

Formal Grievance filed against Police Chief Graham, accused of sexual harassment by female officers, multiple other complaints listed

Formal Grievance filed against Police Chief Graham, accused of sexual harassment by female officers, multiple other complaints listed

[Last updated on September 17, 2016, at 2:58 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Multiple sexual harassment complaints have been filed against Ocala Chief of Police Kenneth Gregory Graham. The Formal Grievance was filed on September 15, 2016. The Grievance states, “Simultaneous to the filing of this grievance, an EEOC complaint was also filed.” In the Grievance filed by […]

Former Sheriff Chris Blair makes a deal with prosecutors

Blair will never be able to run for sheriff in the Fifth Judicial District

Former Sheriff Chris Blair makes a deal with prosecutors

Marion County — Former Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair withdrew his candidacy for re-election. In a letter to Supervisor of Elections, Welsley Wilcox, Blair wrote, “Having duly qualified for election for the office of Sheriff of Marion County, in the Republican Primary and General Elections of 2016, I hereby immediately and irrevocably withdraw my candidacy […]

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