Dumb criminals: Felon taunts deputies on Facebook and gets arrested

Dumb criminals: Felon taunts deputies on Facebook and gets arrested

Lakeland, Florida — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man who taunted Sheriff Grady Judd and his deputies on Facebook. On August 20, Northwest District Patrol deputies arrested 21-year-old Logan Hale, who had a Polk County warrant for his arrest for Armed Burglary, Grand Theft of a Firearm, Giving False Info to Pawn […]

Man hit, threatened to shoot, and fired weapon at teenage girl

Man hit, threatened to shoot, and fired weapon at teenage girl

Silver Springs Shores — A Summerfield man faces multiple felony charges after he hit, threatened to shoot, and fired a weapon at a teenage girl Monday. The incident occurred near Teak Run, Ocala. The victim told deputies that the altercation began via Facebook, when Absalom Torres’ girlfriend, Crystal Ramos, 22, began making threats against her. The victim […]

From the Editor: Ocala Post will not back down due to threats

From the Editor: Ocala Post will not back down due to threats

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Post recently received several e-mails and Facebook messages from individuals complaining about the names and photos of juvenile criminals, drug dealers, and a recently arrested business owner, being used in some of Ocala Post’s recent articles. One Facebook message called an article slander, defamation of character, and made mention that it was causing “pain […]

Marcel “Butch” Verrando removed from advisory board for racial remarks

Marcel “Butch” Verrando removed from advisory board for racial remarks

[Last updated on May 19, 2015, at 5:50 p.m.] Marion County — In a unanimous vote during a regularly-scheduled meeting on May 19, 2015, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners removed an appointee to the Marion County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) following objectionable remarks made by the appointee on a social media forum. Marcel […]

Stolen merchandise being sold through Facebook

Stolen merchandise being sold through Facebook

Ocala, Florida — Thieves are using online advertising methods instead of pawn shops more than ever to get cash for stolen goods. Law enforcement agencies everywhere have seen a tremendous spike in theft this holiday season. Thieves are brazenly using Facebook yard sale pages, craigslist, and many other sites that offer free classified advertising. Even […]

Facebook Killer Derek Medina Pleads Not Guilty

Facebook Killer Derek Medina Pleads Not Guilty

  Miami, Florida — Derek Medina, 31, of South Miami with a confession attached to it, posted a picture of his wife’s bloody slumped over body on Facebook after shooting her; Medina plead not guilty yesterday in a Miami court. Prosecutors say evidence shows Medina had previously vowed to kill his wife Jennifer Alfonso, 26, […]

Michael Rogers Arrested For Facebook Post

Michael Rogers Arrested For Facebook Post

Ocala, Florida — On October 6, 2013 the Marion County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Bloomington, Indiana Police. Deputy Zackary Hughes was the point of contact. Bloomington, Indiana Police Officers called in reference to a threat that had been posted on Facebook by Michael Scott Rogers, 27, of Ocala. The threat post by Rogers was […]

Derek Medina – Murder On Facebook

Derek Medina – Murder On Facebook

South Miami — Facebook, a place where friends and family usually catch up after a hard day’s work was a different scene today. An indescribable murder photo was uploaded by Derek Medina, 31 of South Miami with a confession attached to it. At first it appeared as if it were a horrible thought out prank, […]