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 […]

Man batters girlfriend for working late

Man batters girlfriend for working late

On December 6, Ocala police responded to Berkeley Pointe Apartments in reference to an assault. When police arrived, they saw a woman, later identified as the victim, standing outside with blood on her shirt. The victim had blood coming from her face, mouth, and neck. The victim told police that during an argument, her boyfriend, […]

Man attempted to strangle girlfriend after being released on bond

Man attempted to strangle girlfriend after being released on bond

Ocala, Florida — A pregnant, domestic violence victim found herself acting nicely toward her abuser in order to give herself a chance to escape. The victim stated that on November 16, she woke her boyfriend, Christopher John Smith, 24, up for work and he became angry. According to reports, Smith began to shout at the […]

Pregnant woman attacked by boyfriend over Facebook post

Pregnant woman attacked by boyfriend over Facebook post

A pregnant woman who became angry over a Facebook post was attacked when she confronted her boyfriend about it. Nemuel Rosario-Vega, 20, was heavily intoxicated when his girlfriend (victim) arrived home. The victim told Ocala police that she confronted Rosario-Vega about the Facebook post, and when she did, the two began to argue. During the […]

Daughter attacked father, both arrested

Janine told police that she attacked her father because she knew she was going to lose custody of her child.

Daughter attacked father, both arrested

Ocala, Florida — A father and his daughter were arrested after a domestic dispute turned physical in the parking lot of a Dunkin Donuts. Ocala police say the confrontation started after the daughter, Janine Oehlbeck, 22, found out that her father, Daniel Oehlbeck, 58, had contacted her child’s attorney regarding a custody case. When Janine […]

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 […]

Woman held without bond after jealous rage outburst

Woman held without bond after jealous rage outburst

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was arrested Wednesday after she assaulted her ex-boyfriend for not returning her phone calls. Ocala Police Department officers stated that the victim was watching television when he heard a knock at the door. The victim answered the door to find his ex-girlfriend, Christy Williams, 32, standing there. The victim […]

Woman threatened to kill boyfriend with knife

Woman threatened to kill boyfriend with knife

Ocala, Florida — A Parkside Apartments resident was arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon after she threatened to kill her boyfriend with a knife. Ocala Police Department Officer Jason Rodriguez said when he arrived at the apartment complex, he made contact with a male victim who identified his girlfriend, Kacey K. […]

Jealous rage lands woman in jail

Jealous rage lands woman in jail

Ocala, Florida — A 29-year-old woman was arrested Thursday and charged with multiple felonies. Ocala police said Melissa Keil had been separated from her husband for approximately three months. Police said that while the two were separated, Melissa began to suspect that her husband had started a sexual relationship with a 16-year old girl. According […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Man put cigarette out on girl’s head

Man put cigarette out on girl’s head

Marion County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man they say battered a 16-year-old girl. Deputies responded to the 5700 block of Southeast 164th Avenue, Ocklawaha, following reports of child abuse. The juvenile told deputies that Jimmie Driskell, 43, grabbed her by the hair and pulled her to the ground. She said Driskell then punched her in […]

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, […]

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 […]

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