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 […]

Police dispatcher charged with Capital Sexual Battery

Police dispatcher charged with Capital Sexual Battery

Palm Bay, Florida — A police dispatcher was arrested on Monday and charged with eight (8) counts of Capital Sexual Battery and five (5) counts of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation. According to reports, Amanda Chandler, 40, was having a sexual relationship with an 11-year-old boy. Palm Bay police said Chandler is married and has two […]

Ocala man sexually abused girl for 10 years

Ocala man sexually abused girl for 10 years

  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Ocala man and charged him with six (6) counts of Sexual Assault by a Custodian on a 15-year-old Female. According to investigators, the victim had been sexually abused since the age of four (4). On Monday, Deputy Marques responded to Northwest 3rd Place, Ocala, after […]

To the Editor: Citizens & commissioners show little support for public safety

To the Editor: Citizens & commissioners show little support for public safety

Ocala, Florida — It was a little disheartening to see all the Marion County citizens rally for the Confederate flag recently.  Not that they shouldn’t be allowed to show their enthusiastic support for whatever cause they deem worthy, but the fact that they then show such little support for the Fire Department and Sheriff’s Department […]

Sheriff: Mother murdered father, 6-year-old daughter

Sheriff: Mother murdered father, 6-year-old daughter

Lakeland, Florida — A 25-year-old Central Florida woman is behind bars following the murder of her 6-year-old daughter and 50-year-old father. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office released a detailed report of the incident on Monday morning. On August 1, 2015, Polk County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 5221 Drane Field Road, Lakeland, in reference to a […]

Unbelievable act of kindness from firefighters after man sustained serious injuries

Unbelievable act of kindness from firefighters after man sustained serious injuries

Belleview, Florida —  While an elderly man was mowing his yard Friday morning he fell and suffered serious injuries. Marion County Fire Rescue E18 and R18 were dispatched and promptly responded to the location of the incident. Upon arrival, both units began treatment. While R18 transported the patient to the hospital, E18 cleared the call […]

2 of 5 deputies plead guilty after the beating of a compliant suspect

2 of 5 deputies plead guilty after the beating of a compliant suspect

Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies Trevor Wade Fitzgerald, 32, and James Louis Amidei, 32, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to the August 7, 2014, beating of Marion Oaks drug ringleader, Derrick Price, 44. There were a total of five deputies involved in Price’s arrest. The remaining three deputies have been identified as Cody […]

IRS phone scam hits Marion County

IRS phone scam hits Marion County

Ocala, Florida — An IRS phone scam taking place across the country has surfaced in Marion County. On July 25, a Marion County resident, who had been fortunate enough not to fall victim to the scam, contacted Ocala Post. According to the IRS, the calls have become more sophisticated, which often times leads a person […]

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