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 […]

Roger Goodell under fire for lying about woman beater Ray Rice

Roger Goodell under fire for lying about woman beater Ray Rice

  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s job is becoming more and more in jeopardy with every breaking detail surrounding the Ray Rice case. Recent news says that Ray Rice told Goodell on June 16th that he punched his then-fiancée in a casino elevator; four sources have told ESPN’S “Outside the Lines.” This recent news now contradicts […]

Man angry over girlfriend’s side of bed, arrested

Man angry over girlfriend’s side of bed, arrested

  Marion Oaks — According to court records, an Ocala man that attempted to strangle his girlfriend to death was released from jail on $2,000 yesterday. On August 25, 2014, Deputy Lisa Azure responded to the 13300 block of SW 37th Avenue, Marion Oaks in reference to a physical altercation. Deputy Azure made contact with […]

K-9 injured: Man attempts to smash woman’s ankles with hammer

K-9 injured: Man attempts to smash woman’s ankles with hammer

  Citrus County — Deputy K-9 Zeus is back to work after being injured in the line of duty on August 21, 2014. Deputies Cruz and Norton of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, were dispatched to a domestic violence call on the aforementioned date. Upon arrival, the victim told the deputies she and her boyfriend, […]

Man has bad dream, wakes up, and beats wife

Man has bad dream, wakes up, and beats wife

Summerland Key, Florida — Carlos Gascon, 27, of Summerland Key, Florida, was arrested on charges of Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault, Domestic Battery by Strangulation, Battery, False Imprisonment, and Animal Cruelty. Friday morning, Gascon woke up angry and started beating his girlfriend because he had a dream that she cheated on him. Gascon’s girlfriend said he […]

Controversial sign removed after dozens of complaints

Controversial sign removed after dozens of complaints

A contractor supply store removed a sign after multiple complaints from women in the area. Joe Rents & Contractors Supply store manager Curtis Renner said, “I meant the sign as a joke, but realized it wasn’t after my phone began ringing off the hook.” The business is located in North Dakota. One of the phone […]