Father viciously attacked a mother during child visitation

Father viciously attacked a mother during child visitation

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 […]

Boy beaten by father while handcuffed

Boy beaten by father while handcuffed

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 […]

Women beware, con man on the prowl

Women beware, con man on the prowl

A con man who preys on women is on the prowl. Several victims, who do not want their identities revealed, have come forward. One of the women resides in Marion County, Florida. Ocala Post was able to interview four of the women. As with an unrelated 2016 case in New York, Walter Ravon Dawson, 49, […]

Woman breaks off engagement, gets gun in her face

Woman breaks off engagement, gets gun in her face

Ocala — A 57-year-old man remained behind bars Thursday after he was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Tampering with a Victim. According to Ocala police, Edward Butler was angry because his fiancé told him that she wanted to break off the engagement. The victim stated that after […]

Child alerts police when mother was attacked by boyfriend

Child alerts police when mother was attacked by boyfriend

Ocala – A child alerted Ocala police to a residence Tuesday after the child’s mother was attacked by her boyfriend. Police said that after receiving an alert from a residential alarm, dispatchers called the home and could hear children screaming and crying when a child answered the phone. Police said when they arrived at the […]

Husband bites wife then batters her for crying

Husband bites wife then batters her for crying

Ocala, Florida — Ocala police arrested a man they say battered his wife after she refused to let him drive her vehicle. While babysitting a friend’s child, James Taylor, 25, asked his wife (victim) to step outside. Once outside, Taylor asked the victim if he could to use her car, which she refused. Police said the victim […]

Conversation over pregnancy ended with arrest

Conversation over pregnancy ended with arrest

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Pilot Gas Station, located at 2020 Southwest 135th Street, after a woman said she had been slapped. The victim told the deputy that she drove to the 100 block of Marion Oaks Boulevard to talk to her boyfriend, Carlos J. Vasquez Jr., 21, because the two […]

Woman, pregnant, recovering from beating

Woman, pregnant, recovering from beating

A pregnant woman is recovering from her injuries after her boyfriend physically attacked her during an argument. An Ocala Police Department police officer responded to Burger 21 after receiving a call about a domestic battery. The victim told police that she had just ran away her boyfriend, Joshua Fidalgo, 25, after living with him for […]

Teen attacked pregnant girlfriend, confronted him about another woman

Teen attacked pregnant girlfriend, confronted him about another woman

Ocala, Florida — A teen was arrested on a warrant for aggravated battery after he attacked his pregnant girlfriend. On January 5, 2017, deputies responded to an apartment on Northeast 23rd Circle, Ocala, in reference to a domestic violence call. The victim stated that she was asleep in her room when her boyfriend, Corey Cohen, […]

Man jailed, nearly strangled a mother, kids were home

"The more I struggled, the tighter [his] grip would get."

Man jailed, nearly strangled a mother, kids were home

Marion County — A Silver Springs man was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery by Strangulation after he choked a mother while her children were home. The victim told deputies that Steven Pruchniak, 26, was in the living room of the house that they share when he began to tell her children about their biological father […]

Pregnant woman says boyfriend battered her because she wouldn’t have sex

Pregnant woman says boyfriend battered her because she wouldn’t have sex

Marion Oaks — A pregnant woman had to seek medical treatment after she was battered by her boyfriend. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the victim was resting when her boyfriend, Isaac Velazquez-Aponte, 27, returned home. The victim stated that Velazquez-Aponte entered the bedroom and wanted to have sex. According to the victim’s statement, […]

Woman to police officer: Arrest me, you f*cking cracker

Woman to police officer: Arrest me, you f*cking cracker

Ocala, Florida — Ocala police arrested a woman they say made threats to her boyfriend and children not related to her. While police were enroute to 2008 Southwest 2nd Street in response disturbance call, they found a woman, later identified as Maria Baker, 28, standing in the middle of the road screaming obscenities to other females […]

Fetus of pregnant woman being monitored following beating

Fetus of pregnant woman being monitored following beating

Ocala, Florida — An unidentified source from Munroe Regional Medical Center reported that a woman had been battered over the weekend. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says that when the deputy arrived at the hospital, he learned that the female is eight months pregnant. The victim stated that she and Ronald Antasek Jr, 47, had […]

Man beat woman, you won’t believe why

Man beat woman, you won’t believe why

Ocala, Florida — A man was arrested after he beat a woman for allegedly shooting heroin without him. Several deputies responded to the 2200 block of Northeast 63rd Street in reference to a disturbance. When deputies arrived, they said they could hear screaming coming from inside the home. According to the arrest affidavit, deputies heard […]

Unrelated incident landed police in the right place at the right time

Unrelated incident landed police in the right place at the right time

Ocala, Florida — An unrelated incident landed police in the right place at the right time. Ocala police responded to Ocala Place Apartments for an unrelated incident when they heard a woman scream for help from inside her apartment. The victim told police that James Jackson, 22, was inside the apartment “horse playing” near her […]

Local neurologist arrested

Local neurologist arrested

Ocala, Florida — Ocala police arrived at a residence to assist a female regain entry into her home, and instead, arrested a local neurologist after he battered the female victim while he was heavily intoxicated. The victim told police that Dr. Alfredo Luis Jacome, 51, threw her and the children out of the house they had […]

Marion Oaks man arrested, struck woman and three children

Marion Oaks man arrested, struck woman and three children

Marion Oaks — Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Doody, and his trainee, Deputy O’Leary, responded to a Marion Oaks home in reference to a battery. Corporal Doody met with a female victim who stated that Mackonenn Greenland, 30, had beaten her three children with a phone charger. When the female told Greenland that she was going […]

Man arrested, said he was teaching juvenile to defend himself

Man arrested, said he was teaching juvenile to defend himself

Ocala, Florida — Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to Southwest 27th Avenue, and arrested a man they say held a knife to a juvenile’s throat while teaching the boy self-defense. Upon arrival, deputies met with the mother of the juvenile, who stated that she had been having problems Kenneth Vinson, 56. The mother stated that […]