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 […]

Shores man attempted to strangle his wife over Facebook friends

Shores man attempted to strangle his wife over Facebook friends

Ocala, Florida — A Silver Springs Shores man was arrested following a domestic dispute that turned violent. According to reports, the victim told Deputy David McClure that her husband, Timothy Gray, 26, had beaten and strangled her. The deputy noted that the residence was in complete disarray and that the victim had visible injuries and […]

Shots fired on Baseline Road in Ocala

Shots fired on Baseline Road in Ocala

Ocala, Florida — Shots were fired today, Friday the 13th, during a domestic dispute said Marion County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Valerie Strong. The victim, a 34-year-old woman, reportedly told authorities that her ex-boyfriend, Steven Johnson, 19, came to her house, kicked in a door and dragged her outside. As the two fought, she bit […]

Ocala man slams girlfriend’s head through wall

Ocala man slams girlfriend’s head through wall

Ocala, Florida — On June 6, 2014, Deputy Jesse Terrell responded to the 1200 block of NE 35th Street in reference to a disturbance. When Deputy Terrell arrived on the scene he was met by a female victim whom stated her live-in boyfriend and father of her 2-month-old daughter had assaulted her. The victim told […]

Man gets hit in the face with “pot”

Man gets hit in the face with “pot”

Lakeland, Florida — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a domestic disturbance in north Lakeland, at approximately 6:20 p.m., on Saturday evening. The victim, 33-year-old Jackie Brown reported that he and his brother, Rodney J. Brown, 31, had been involved in a verbal altercation which turned physical. Jackie Brown told deputies his […]

Crack mom gives birth; chews umbilical cord in half

Crack mom gives birth; chews umbilical cord in half

  Ocala, Florida — On April 12, 2014, Deputies Thomas and Lowrey responded to the Vacation Host Inn on South Pine Avenue in reference to an unresponsive newborn. A female, later identified as Chrystal Hassell, 37, had apparently given birth the baby while alone in her motel room and the baby was breathing intermittently. According […]

Ocala Home Invasion With A Twist

Ocala Home Invasion With A Twist

  Ocala, Florida — On Sunday, March 30, 2014 at approximately 1:22 a.m., officers responded to Carrington Lane Apartments located at 3001 SE Lake Weir Avenue in reference to a disturbance called in by a neighbor. When Officer Doug Russell arrived on the scene three subjects exited the residence with blood on them. Officer Russell […]

Ocala Man Beats Pregnant Woman

Ocala Man Beats Pregnant Woman

  Ocala, Florida — On March 16, 2014 deputies met with a pregnant victim in the parking lot of the Marion Oaks Sheriff’s District Office after being rescued by a good Samaritan. The victim stated that she had stayed the night with James Phillips, 40, of 440 Marion Oaks Course, and that Phillips is the […]

Woman Beater That Slammed Deputy In Face Is In Custody

Woman Beater That Slammed Deputy In Face Is In Custody

  Ocala, Florida — Today, March 6, 2014, Timothy Leandrew Swinton, 31, of Ocala, was arrested. On March 2, 2014 Deputy Rodriguez responded to the 6300 block of NW 57th Avenue,Ocala in response to a domestic disturbance. After speaking with the victim, Deputy Rodriguez Made contact with Swinton while he was sitting on the back […]

Ocala Man Beats His Wife Then Slams A Deputy In The Face

Ocala Man Beats His Wife Then Slams A Deputy In The Face

  Ocala, Florida — On March 2, 2014 Deputy Rodriguez responded to the 6300 block of NW 57th Avenue,Ocala in response to a domestic disturbance. The victim told Deputy Rodriguez that her husband, Timothy Swinton, had been beating her after she refused to let him drive her car. The victim stated that her husband said, […]

Ocala woman threatened to cut her husbands throat

Ocala woman threatened to cut her husbands throat

  Ocala, Florida — On February 23, 2014, deputies responded to the 5600 block of NE 22nd Avenue in reference to a 911 call involving domestic violence. Upon arrival, Deputy Daniel Jones, made contact with a gentleman whom told Deputy Jones that [his] ex-wife, Renee A. Phillips, 39, tried to slit his throat. The man […]