18-year-old charged with attempted murder

18-year-old charged with attempted murder

Ocala — A drug deal that went bad landed an 18-year-old in jail Wednesday after he shot another man. Ocala police said that the victim had listed an ounce of marijuana for sale on Snapchat for $200. Shortly after listing it, he got an offer from JD Boatwright. According to reports, the victim drove to Boatwright’s […]

Girlfriend gives away crack cocaine, stabbed 20 times

Girlfriend gives away crack cocaine, stabbed 20 times

Ocala, Florida — A convicted felon and known drug dealer who stabbed his girlfriend approximately 20 times is scheduled to appear in court on August 22. Ocala police say that Willie Fred Heaven, 30, who owns Heaven’s Lawn Care and Tree Service, arrived home drunk and stabbed his girlfriend and her ex-husband. According to the arrest […]

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 […]

Known drug dealer arrested, no bond

Known drug dealer arrested, no bond

Ocala, Florida — A Five Guys Burger employee was arrested and is being held without bond after she failed to appear before the court. Angel Ann Smothers, 26, was arrested for trafficking in hydrocodone in April of 2013. She was 23 at the time. In August of 2014, a confidential informant told drug agents that Smothers […]

Ocala shooting leaves one dead

Ocala shooting leaves one dead

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is investigating a shooting at Spring Manor Apartments, located at 2851 NE 7th Street, Ocala. Known drug-dealer, Antonio “DaBoss” Jones, 23, was shot multiple times at approximately 8:30 a.m. on December 29. According to public information officer, Sergeant Angy Scroble, Jones later died from his injuries. He was […]

MCSO: A violent fugitive in Marion County has been captured

MCSO: A violent fugitive in Marion County has been captured

Ocala, Florida — Marion County residents can rest a little easier knowing a violent drug-dealing criminal is off the streets and behind bars. On October 29, 2014, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit received an anonymous tip on the location of a subject who was featured on one of their crime prevention kiosks […]

Drug ringleader busted in Marion Oaks

Drug ringleader busted in Marion Oaks

Ocala, Florida — A drug ringleader arrested in Marion Oaks yielded weapons, drugs, and a large sum of cash. Six drug dealers, four men and two women, were arrested following an United Drug Enforcement Strike Team investigation. The Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team initiated an investigation that spanned three (3) months. The long-term investigation culminated […]