Aggravated assault outside Cowboys Saloon

Aggravated assault outside Cowboys Saloon

Ocala, Florida — A Leesburg man was released from jail on a $5,000 bond after he assaulted a man at a local bar. On Saturday, Ocala police responded to Cowboys Saloon, located at 718 South Pine Avenue, in reference to an assault. Upon arrival, police made contact with Jeff Langley, 28. Langley told police that […]

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 […]

Ocala teen has been missing for 16 days

Ocala teen has been missing for 16 days

Ocala, Florida — Victoria Edwards, 14, who was last seen at her home on August 4, 2015, at approximately 11 p.m is still missing. She said goodnight to her twin sister, packed a back-pack full of clothes, and left a letter for her family informing them that she was running away. Victoria has blue eyes […]

Video: Man drives around school bus, tells parents to “get a f***ing job”

Video: Man drives around school bus, tells parents to “get a f***ing job”

[WARNING: Contains adult language. Video courtesy of Shannon Guinther] [Last updated on August 21, 2015, at 2:40 p.m.] Silver Springs, Florida — At approximately 10 p.m. Thursday night, following outrage from multiple parents, MCSO responded to Guinther’s home and took a written statement from him. MCSO also plans to interview other parents present during the incident. According […]

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 […]

Mother involved in 225A crash died

Mother involved in 225A crash died

Ocala, Florida — A mother who was critically injured following a two-vehicle crash on August 3, has died. Florida Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Sergeant Tracy Hisler-Pace said that Conley was pronounced deceased on August 16, 2015, at 10:54 a.m. Conley’s passenger, 6-year-old Zachary Bode, remains in critical condition at UF Health Shands Hospital in […]

Young Summerfield woman killed in crash

Young Summerfield woman killed in crash

Marion County — A Summerfield woman lost her life Saturday evening after her vehicle struck a power pole. A 2001 silver Toyota Celica, driven by Sydney M. Root, 22, was traveling southbound on Southeast 47th Avenue when the vehicle began to exit the roadway. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said that the vehicle entered the west grassy […]

Second bomb hoax in Silver Springs Shores

Second bomb hoax in Silver Springs Shores

[Video of the fake device being blown up] Silver Springs Shores — On Saturday, a suspicious device that had been found on a windowsill at 61 Pecan Run Course, Ocala turned out to be a hoax. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad and Marion County Fire Rescue Hazmat responded to the scene. Bomb squad […]

Body of missing hiker found

Body of missing hiker found

Ocala, Florida — After an extensive search, the body of a missing hiker was found at approximately 1 p.m. Friday. Searchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marion County Fire Rescue, and the Marion County sheriff’s Office found the body. Christopher Anderson, 43, was found on a trail near the Juniper Springs area. […]

Hiker missing in Ocala National Forest

Hiker missing in Ocala National Forest

  Ocala, Florida — On August 10, 2015, Christopher Anderson went for a hike near Salt Springs, Florida. When Anderson did not show up to meet his friends they reported him missing. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, along with Marion County Fire Rescue Technical Rescue Team have been searching the Ocala National Forest searching for […]

Toddler dies after falling in hole

Toddler dies after falling in hole

Ocala, Florida — A 1-year old-boy died Sunday after he fell into a hole in a backyard behind Greenfields Apartments, located at 5390 SE 29th Place, Ocala. According to a press release, Marion County Sheriff’s deputies received a call at approximately 11:00 a.m. in reference to 1-year-old Wyatt Steed who had wandered away from his […]

Missing runaway teen

Missing runaway teen

Ocala, Florida — Victoria Edwards, 14, was last seen at her home on August 4, 2015, at approximately 11 p.m. She said goodnight to her twin sister, packed a back-pack full of clothes, and left a letter for her family informing them that she was running away. If anyone knows of Victoria’s whereabouts, please call 911. […]

Ocala Post investigates: Serious food safety issues at local Winn-Dixie

Ocala Post investigates: Serious food safety issues at local Winn-Dixie

[Last updated on August 6, 2015, at 4:35 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Ocala Post recently investigated the Marion Oaks Winn-Dixie following multiple complaints from consumers about food safety concerns. During one incident, a reader contacted Ocala Post and stated that she noticed chicken in a Winn-Dixie coffin-freezer had apparently been thawed and then refrozen. The customer […]

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