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 […]

Girl ran away from drug use, returned home, attacked

Girl ran away from drug use, returned home, attacked

Ocala, Florida — On March 13, 2017, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence after a juvenile reported that she had been battered. The juvenile told the responding deputy that she had not been home in two days because her mother and her mother’s boyfriend, Robert Louis Young, 35, had been heavily using […]

Child abuse arrest, juvenile suffered multiple bruises

"He did not go to school because he 'runs' his mouth."

Child abuse arrest, juvenile suffered multiple bruises

A man told a Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy that he hit a juvenile several times with a belt because he had “reached his boiling point”. A MCSO deputy and a Department of Children and Families investigator responded to the 1900 block of Northeast 50th Place after someone reported that a juvenile had been physically abused. […]

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 […]

Victim beaten, nearly strangled to death in backyard for refusing sex, suspect in U.S. illegally

Victim beaten, nearly strangled to death in backyard for refusing sex, suspect in U.S. illegally

Ocala, Florida — A Good Samaritan saved a woman from being strangled to death after she refused to have sex with her ex-boyfriend. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office was notified after a victim was brought into a local emergency room with injuries consistent with domestic abuse. The victim told the responding deputy that her ex-boyfriend, Antonio Morales-Perez, 24, had […]

A woman who refuses to accept a break-up faces felony charges

A woman who refuses to accept a break-up faces felony charges

Ocala, Florida — A man got more than he bargained for when he decided it was time to end his relationship with his girlfriend of three and a half years. Ocala police say the man broke off his relationship with the woman near the end of November. On December 3, the man returned home from […]

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, […]

Man says he found woman in bed with another man

Man says he found woman in bed with another man

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1300 block of Northwest 35th Street Sunday in reference to an alleged battery that had occurred two days prior. Upon arrival, a woman told the deputy that she and a man, later identified as Christopher Shuhart, 32, had been involved in an altercation. She […]

Teen, arrested, was tired of being yelled at

Teen, arrested, was tired of being yelled at

Ocala, Florida — An 18-year-old woman was arrested after she assaulted a 13-year-old. A Marion County sheriff’s deputy responded to the 100 block of Southeast 81st Place, Ocala, after a caller reported an assault. The victim told the deputy that she was in the shower when Reyvic Paz came home. The victim said that when […]

Deputy witnesses woman attack another female, children present

Deputy witnesses woman attack another female, children present

Ocala, Florida — A Marion County sheriff’s deputy witnessed a domestic battery after he spotted a Chevy Tahoe stopped on the shoulder of the 11000 block of West Highway 40. The deputy was patrolling the area when he saw the SUV parked on the side of the road. According to reports, the deputy pulled behind the SUV […]

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 […]

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 […]

Woman arrested for hitting juveniles with a cooking pot

Woman arrested for hitting juveniles with a cooking pot

Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s deputies arrested an Ocala woman after an anonymous caller reported that two children had been hit with a cooking pot. Authorities responded to Northwest Gainesville Road and made contact with the two juvenile victims. According to reports, the juveniles stated that, Monica Emanuel, 37, was on the couch and […]

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 […]

A jealous rage lands a Silver Springs woman in jail

A jealous rage lands a Silver Springs woman in jail

Silver Springs — A Silver Springs woman was arrested after she became jealous and physically attacked her husband and his alleged lover. On Saturday, deputies responded to the 11,000 block of Southeast 24th Street Road, after receiving reports that Gretchen Collard Wolf-Yahnig, 53, had attacked two people. According to Yahnig’s husband, he had invited a […]