Thieves drove to Ocala to steal from Dollar General stores

Thieves drove to Ocala to steal from Dollar General stores

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Orlando residents after they were caught stealing merchandise from a Dollar General store in Ocala. Deputies were called to the Dollar General, located at 13415 Southeast 47th Avenue after a caller reported two individuals who were stealing from the store. Witnesses said that the suspects […]

“Clown” and his accomplice arrested on armed robbery charges

“Clown” and his accomplice arrested on armed robbery charges

Marion Oaks — Two suspects wanted for an armed robbery were arrested Sunday in Marion Oaks. On November 1, a man was walking his dog in the 3900 block of Southeast 15th Street and 39th Court, when he heard tires squeal from behind him. The victim stated that the vehicle, a gold Pontiac Sunfire, was […]

Dollar General located at 9440 South Highway 464, robbed

Dollar General located at 9440 South Highway 464, robbed

A second Dollar General was robbed Wednesday night. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Dollar General located at 9440 South Highway 464 was robbed at approximately 10:20 p.m. — just a little over two hours after the Dollar General located at 1111 West Silver Springs Boulevard was robbed. As with the location on Silver […]

Teen brothers arrested in Citra shooting

Teen brothers arrested in Citra shooting

Citra, Florida — Two juveniles were arrested Wednesday and charged with multiple felonies. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said that, Jeffrey Williams, 15, and his brother, Mario Williams, 17, kicked in the back door their uncle’s home, located in the 17400 block of U.S. 301 North, and burglarized it. According to reports, the brothers stole a […]

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 […]

Husband and wife used children to commit grand theft

Husband and wife used children to commit grand theft

Ocala, Florida — Sheriff’s deputies arrested a husband and wife after an investigation revealed the pair were ripping off storage units. Deputies responded to the Neighborhood Self Storage at 4701 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala, after a victim reported her storage unit had been emptied. After checking surveillance video, deputies learned that the maintenance man, Clayton […]

Attempted armed burglary suspect identified, photo released

Attempted armed burglary suspect identified, photo released

Ocala, Florida — At around 8 a.m. Thursday morning, Marion County Sheriff deputies responded to 5840 N.W. 2nd Street, Ocala, in reference to an attempted armed burglary in progress. The homeowner called 911 and stated that two (2) people were attempting to break into their home and one of the intruders was armed with a […]

Drive-by shooting in Ocala

Drive-by shooting in Ocala

Ocala, Florida — In recent weeks, Ocala has experienced a surge in shootings that have been linked to drugs. According to the Ocala Police Department, there were two drive-by shootings earlier this morning. One incident occurred in the 900 block of Southwest Fort King Street and the other at Sutton Place Apartments, located at 520 […]

Felon Tried To Hide Gun During Traffic Stop

Felon Tried To Hide Gun During Traffic Stop

  Ocala, Florida — On March 5, 2014 The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Unit stopped a green Honda at Pine Course Track and Willow Road for traveling 45 MPH in a 30 MPH zone, as well as for the driver not wearing a seat belt. Deputy Hay made contact with the driver, Duboris […]

Tydree Barrow and Gerod Rawls on the run

Tydree Barrow and Gerod Rawls on the run

  Ocala, Florida — Detective Jorge Fernandez and fellow detectives from the Ocala Police Department have been continuing to investigate the homicide of Samuel Washington, which occurred on November 14, 2013. In the course of their investigation they have been able to link the homicide of Washington, to the shooting of Michael Drayton, that occurred […]