Couple Charged With Theft Of Utilities

Couple Charged With Theft Of Utilities

  Ocala, Florida — On March 13, 2014 Samantha Ashley Hatfield, 29, and Phillip Coy Parker, 34, both of Silver Springs, were arrested and face a criminal charge of Theft of Utilities. The investigation began when someone contacted Ocala Electric through their website and indicated that someone illegally hooked up the electric to a house […]

Ocala teens charged with attempted murder of girl’s parents

Ocala teens charged with attempted murder of girl’s parents

  Ocala, Florida — On Sunday, March 9, 2014, Detective Peavy, with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrived at Ocala Regional Medical Center after learning that a woman that had been transferred to the trauma unit, had been the victim of a brutal attack. After the victims lengthy surgery on her neck and throat was […]

Two teens charged in plot to murder parents

Two teens charged in plot to murder parents

  Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Special Investigations detectives arrested 13- year-old Yaquelin Galvez Don and 15-year-old Pedro H. Solis for conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder in the second-degree. The arrests came just before 5 p.m., Sunday, March 09, 2014. The victims were Don’s parents. According to the Marion […]

Ocala girl went from promising nurse, to her life being taken over by meth

Ocala girl went from promising nurse, to her life being taken over by meth

Ocala, Florida — Danielle Bordges, a Forest High School graduate inspired to become a healthcare professional and mother of a young boy, was just 18-years-old the first time she was arrested. Bordges has literally spent her entire adult life in-and-out of the Marion County Jail; mostly for charges of Simple Battery. Eventually Bordges started following […]

Felon Tried To Hide Gun During Traffic Stop

Felon Tried To Hide Gun During Traffic Stop

  Ocala, Florida — On March 5, 2014 The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Unit stopped a green Honda at Pine Course Track and Willow Road for traveling 45 MPH in a 30 MPH zone, as well as for the driver not wearing a seat belt. Deputy Hay made contact with the driver, Duboris […]

Woman Beater That Slammed Deputy In Face Is In Custody

Woman Beater That Slammed Deputy In Face Is In Custody

  Ocala, Florida — Today, March 6, 2014, Timothy Leandrew Swinton, 31, of Ocala, was arrested. On March 2, 2014 Deputy Rodriguez responded to the 6300 block of NW 57th Avenue,Ocala in response to a domestic disturbance. After speaking with the victim, Deputy Rodriguez Made contact with Swinton while he was sitting on the back […]

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 […]

Ocala Man Robbed Church

Ocala Man Robbed Church

  Ocala, Florida — Today, March 5, 2014, Gregory Marshal Pierce, 37, of Ocala, was arrested and charged with Burglary, Grand Theft and Dealing in Stolen Property. The investigation started February 23, 2014 at Trinity Baptist Church of Ocala. Victims and witnesses told Marion County Sheriff’s Office investigators that between 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. […]

Ocala Man Beats His Wife Then Slams A Deputy In The Face

Ocala Man Beats His Wife Then Slams A Deputy In The Face

  Ocala, Florida — On March 2, 2014 Deputy Rodriguez responded to the 6300 block of NW 57th Avenue,Ocala in response to a domestic disturbance. The victim told Deputy Rodriguez that her husband, Timothy Swinton, had been beating her after she refused to let him drive her car. The victim stated that her husband said, […]

Prostitute claimed she just wanted companionship

Prostitute claimed she just wanted companionship

  Ocala, Florida — The Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) recently conducted a prostitution operation through Marion County for the sole purpose of identifying anyone selling sex for money. During the operation, an undercover officer posing as a “John” made contact with a woman, later identified as Amber Edwards, 26, while in the area […]

Belleview Man Arrested In Massachusetts

Belleview Man Arrested In Massachusetts

  Belleview, Florida — Mark Anthony Bryant, 31, of Burlington, Massachusetts, has been charged with having inappropriate contact with a juvenile. Detectives interviewed the victim who said the sexual contact with Bryant happened during a 2-year period, from the age of six until she was eight, in Belleview, Florida. Bryant left Marion County and was […]

Police investigate a bizarre case of strong-arm robbery

Police investigate a bizarre case of strong-arm robbery

  Ocala, Florida — On March 2, 2014 Ocala Police Officer K. Drawdy responded to MRMC in response to a late reported assault. Officer Drawdy met with two individuals whom said the victim had been involved in an altercation with several black males on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in the parking lot of Spring Manor […]

3 women severely beat a girl after school meeting

3 women severely beat a girl after school meeting

Deltona, Florida — Three women were arrested for child abuse Friday after slapping, kicking, and choking a teen girl and then forcing her to take her clothes off so they could beat her with belts. The women said they were disciplining the girl because she had been suspended from school. Volusia County sheriff’s deputies responded […]

Bomb threat locks down Marion County school

Bomb threat locks down Marion County school

  Ocala, Florida –Today, February 28, 2014, while serving as the School Resource Officer at Silver River Mentoring and Institution (SRMI), Officer Green with the Ocala Police Department was notified by the school’s Executive Director, Mike Nebesnyk, in reference to a note found on the hallway floor during bus offloads. The note indicated that there […]

Former Frances Marion Military Academy teacher, Duane Adams had second victim

Former Frances Marion Military Academy teacher, Duane Adams had second victim

    Ocala, Florida — A second juvenile has been identified as a victim of former Frances Marion Military Academy Teacher, Duane Adams. In the course of the investigation against Adams, investigators learned that during the last school year there had been a fight between two girls and that the girls were actually fighting over […]

BB gun shooting suspects charged in $22K crime spree

BB gun shooting suspects charged in $22K crime spree

  Marion County, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives, using a tip from Crime Stoppers, were able to build a case against four adults who are now charged with a spree of BB gun shootings in Marion County. The four suspects, known as the “BB Gun Bandits,” are all from Weirsdale, they are accused […]