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 […]

Pregnant woman assaulted protecting her child from abusive boyfriend

Pregnant woman assaulted protecting her child from abusive boyfriend

Ocala, Florida — A 21-year-old man is still being held without bond after he struck a pregnant woman in the face. According to the Ocala Police Department, Eric McCray Jr., the live-in boyfriend of the victim, was being verbally abusive to a small child in the home. Police say the victim confronted McCray and told him […]

Hostage situation ends after two hours of negotiations

Hostage situation ends after two hours of negotiations

Ocala, Florida — On Tuesday, Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Jose Rene Marrero, 42, for Aggravated Domestic Battery with the Use of a Deadly Weapon, Kidnapping/False Imprisonment and Resisting an Officer without Violence. According to reports, MCSO deputies were dispatched to 5478 Northwest 62nd Place, in Ocala Park Estates in reference to a verbal […]

Man threatened to kill woman with machete

Man threatened to kill woman with machete

Ocala, Florida — Authorities say a man was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Domestic Battery, and Kidnapping-False Imprisonment after an argument with his on-and-off girlfriend turned physical. According to reports, Kevin L. Hill, 37, of Ocala, was temporarily living with his on-and-off girlfriend when they began to argue about the fact that he […]