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. […]

OPD: Man wanted after he beat woman in street

OPD: Man wanted after he beat woman in street

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man they say beat his ex-girlfriend in the street. The beating occurred at the intersection of Southwest 3rd Street and Southwest 7th Avenue, Ocala. Police said the victim arrived home to find that her ex-boyfriend, William A. West, 31, […]

Woman punched after she threw car wash at her boyfriend

Woman punched after she threw car wash at her boyfriend

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman refused to provide a written statement or seek medical treatment after being punched in the face by her boyfriend. Robert Stanley Parker, 20, was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery and Possession of Marijuana, after Ocala police responded to a domestic disturbance call. According to reports, Parker stated he […]

Man with Schizophrenia heard voices; charged with 3 felonies

Man with Schizophrenia heard voices; charged with 3 felonies

Dunnellon, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Alan W. Green, 53, of Dunnellon, on charges of Felony Domestic Battery by Strangulation, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, and Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer following a 911 call Saturday, November 8, 2014. The victim told the dispatcher that her husband had choked her […]

Mother and daughter murdered, killer now dead

Mother and daughter murdered, killer now dead

Ocala, Florida — Murder suspect, Ricardo De Jesus Barrera, passed away last night, October 21, 2014, at 8:05 p.m. at UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Florida. On October 20, 2014, at approximately 2:56 p.m., officers from the Ocala Police Department were dispatched to a disturbance at Springwood Village Apartments, 1525 SE 25th Street, Ocala. As […]

Mother and daughter murdered after court denied restraining order

Mother and daughter murdered after court denied restraining order

Ocala, Florida — On October 20, 2014, at approximately 2:56 p.m., officers from the Ocala Police Department were dispatched to a disturbance at Springwood Village Apartments, 1525 SE 25th Street, Ocala. As officers arrived on scene, information was received of multiple shots being fired and that the suspect had fled on a motorcycle. Officers observed […]

Man says he was unaware his roommate would be arrested for domestic battery

Man says he was unaware his roommate would be arrested for domestic battery

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man recorded footage of Brittany Gitterman, 22, his roommate and the mother of his daughter, setting all of his belongings outside in the hallway of their Ocala apartment on October 12, 2014, at approximately 12:22 p.m. The victim stated that Gitterman became aggressive after noticing she was being recorded. The […]

Ocala man attempted to strangle girlfriend; children present

Ocala man attempted to strangle girlfriend; children present

  Ocala, Florida — On September 16, 2014, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy, Roderic Marques, was dispatched to Affordable Rentals Mobile Home Park in response to a physical altercation. During the investigation it was learned that Ernest Morris, 24, and the victim, had been arguing about money the day before. During the argument, the victim stated […]