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 […]

Man denies his woman sex, woman gets hatchet

Man denies his woman sex, woman gets hatchet

Ocala, Florida — A woman attacked her man early Thursday morning after he denied her sex. The man, whose relationship to the suspect was not disclosed, stated that Leslie Mills, 26, had gone out drinking while he stayed at home. The man stated that she was still out drinking when he left for work and later […]

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 […]

Teen struck girlfriend with baseball bat

Teen struck girlfriend with baseball bat

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala teen was arrested after she struck her girlfriend with a baseball bat. Ocala Police responded to the Checkers, located at 1239 East Silver Springs Boulevard, and made contact with a female victim who stated that she and her girlfriend, Ke’asha Pullings, 18, had been in a physical altercation. The victim said […]

Woman beaten and strangled

Woman beaten and strangled

Ocala, Florida — On Tuesday, Ocala Police Officer Janette Cabrera responded to a 911 call in reference to a domestic disturbance. When the officer arrived, she immediately saw a female, later identified as the victim, crying. The victim yelled out, “He just beat the s**t out of me.” Officer Cabrera reported that the victim could barely walk […]

Man busted little girl’s nose

Man busted little girl’s nose

Anthony, Florida — A man, who deputies say struck a little girl in the face over the weekend, was released from jail on a $3,500 bond Monday. An adult victim stated that she and David J. Dees, 39, were involved in a verbal altercation when the 8-year-old female victim told Dees to stop yelling at […]

Belleview man with temper arrested after being released from jail

Belleview man with temper arrested after being released from jail

Belleview, Florida — On Monday, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Levi Rackard responded to the 1200 block of Southeast 104th Terrace, Belleview, in reference to a domestic battery. Upon arrival, Deputy Rackard met with the victim, who stated that his brother, Aaron Lance, 20, had punched him and his father in the face. The brother stated […]

Man assaulted pregnant girlfriend over XBOX

Man assaulted pregnant girlfriend over XBOX

[Last updated on July 21, 2015, at 1:20 p.m.] Summerfield, Florida — A Summerfield man remained behind bars Monday after he assaulted his pregnant girlfriend over a video game console. On Saturday, July 18, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Vernon Reese responded to The Villages Regional Hospital and met with the assault victim. The victim told the […]

Violent career criminal physically assaulted a pregnant woman

Violent career criminal physically assaulted a pregnant woman

Silver Springs, Florida — A Silver Springs man remained behind bars Friday, after he physically assaulted a pregnant woman. Ocala police responded to Ocala Place Apartments, located at 2135 Northwest 1st Avenue, in reference to yelling coming from one of the apartments. According to reports, when the officer arrived he made contact with a pregnant female, who […]

Man arrested for strangling girlfriend and battering 2-year-old

Man arrested for strangling girlfriend and battering 2-year-old

Fort McCoy, Florida — A Fort McCoy man remained behind bars Thursday, accused of strangling his girlfriend and battering her 2-year-old daughter. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 14400 block of Northeast 203 Place, Fort McCoy, in reference to a domestic disturbance. Deputy Timothy Marton reported, “I made contact with the victim, who […]

Domestic violence survivor who nearly died thanks first responders

Domestic violence survivor who nearly died thanks first responders

WARNING: Video contains graphic images.   Ocala, Florida — Recently, the Ocala Police Department received an inspiring message from a victim of a past case of Domestic Violence. OPD Public Information Officer Sergeant Angy Scroble said that it was one of the worst cases of domestic violence some of OPD’s officers had ever responded to. […]