Woman: I was drinking because I have sunburn

Woman: I was drinking because I have sunburn

Fort McCoy, Florida — On Saturday, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Eduardo Bustamante-Munt was running radar at the intersection of Highway 316 and Highway 315 when he noticed a woman, later identified as Bobbi S. France, 29, driving a SUV without her seat belt on. The deputy then conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. France […]

Man assaulted pregnant girlfriend over XBOX

Man assaulted pregnant girlfriend over XBOX

[Last updated on July 21, 2015, at 1:20 p.m.] Summerfield, Florida — A Summerfield man remained behind bars Monday after he assaulted his pregnant girlfriend over a video game console. On Saturday, July 18, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Vernon Reese responded to The Villages Regional Hospital and met with the assault victim. The victim told the […]

Labor leaders dislike county contract for firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs

Labor leaders dislike county contract for firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs

  Ocala, Florida — On July 10, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners offered a contract to firefighters and paramedics that provided wage increases of $2 per hour for paramedics and $1 per hour for EMTs. According to the county’s Facebook page, the offer comes with a price tag of approximately $3.1 million. However, labor […]

Ocala Utility Services scam

Ocala Utility Services scam

Ocala, Florida – Ocala Utility Services (OUS) has issued a warning to its customers about a bill payment scam that is targeting utility customers. The scam targets both business and residential customers. The scam Someone calls and states that if the individual or business does not pay their electric bill immediately that the electric would […]

Citizen captures wonderful act of kindness by an Ocala police officer

Citizen captures wonderful act of kindness by an Ocala police officer

Ocala, Florida — Citizens have no way of knowing what types of dangers or monsters a law enforcement officer encounters on a daily basis. The disrespect toward officers that Ocala Post witnessed following shots being fired from a neighborhood near the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion on July 12 was just one example of what law enforcement endure […]

Mother charged with manslaughter in baby’s death

Mother charged with manslaughter in baby’s death

Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, Ocala Police Department Detective Mary Brewton arrested the mother of the 20-month-old child who drowned in a small above ground pool on April 25, 2015. According to detectives, the pool contained approximately 30 inches of water. On April 25, 2015, Ocala Police responded to 244 Northeast 44th Avenue, in reference […]

Woman enters home and assaults ex-boyfriend’s mother

Woman enters home and assaults ex-boyfriend’s mother

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman who deputies say broke into a house and assaulted her ex-boyfriend’s mother, was released from jail Wednesday morning. According to reports, deputies responded to the 2000 block of Southeast 88th Street, Ocala, in reference to an occupied residential burglary. When deputies arrived, the victim stated that she had been sleeping […]

The truth surfaces; video shows gunman during shooting at Confederate flag rally

The truth surfaces; video shows gunman during shooting at Confederate flag rally

[Last updated on July 14, 2015, at 4:35 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department has obtained clear surveillance video of a black male suspected of firing shots from a nearby neighborhood during the Confederate flag Florida Southern Pride Ride rally on Sunday, July 12, 2015. According to police, the alleged shooter came from […]

Protesters say Confederate flag at Marion County complex “fell” down

Protesters say Confederate flag at Marion County complex “fell” down

[Last updated on July 11, 2015, at 3:45 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Saturday, an Ocala man who was at the anti-Confederate flag protest at the McPherson Governmental Complex, removed the flagpole with the Confederate flag. Protesters said “it just fell.” However, Confederate flag supporters are not “buying” the story that it “fell.” Witnesses said that […]

Heroin use on the rise; cheaper, more dangerous product being manufactured

Heroin use on the rise; cheaper, more dangerous product being manufactured

Ocala, Florida — Heroin (smack) use has increased across the United States among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels. According to the latest Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the greatest increases have occurred in groups with historically […]

Stern warning from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to criminals

Stern warning from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to criminals

  Ocala, Florida — “I will not tolerate this type of violent criminal behavior, which puts Marion County citizens at risk,” Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair said during a press meeting Thursday. “This agency will be very proactive to stop the violent criminals before they seriously hurt someone.” This message comes after twin brothers Caleb […]

Gunshot in Marion County Judicial Center parking garage caused panic

Gunshot in Marion County Judicial Center parking garage caused panic

[Last updated on July 9, 2015 at 9:03 a.m. to include precise information about Chambers’ plea deal offer.] Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department, assisted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the Marion County Judicial Center in reference to an apparent suicide Wednesday afternoon. According to reports, the deceased was identified as Wylie David Chambers, […]

Have sex on the beach and get 2.5 years in prison

Have sex on the beach and get 2.5 years in prison

Bradenton Beach, Florida  — A man who was filmed having sex on a Florida beach was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison on Monday. Jose Caballero, 40, and Elissa Alvarez, 21, were arrested in July 2014, for having sex on Cortez Beach in Bradenton Beach, Florida. The couple was charged with Lewd or Lascivious Exhibition (F). During the […]

Man threatened to kill his father and a juvenile after striking him

Man threatened to kill his father and a juvenile after striking him

Summerfield, Florida — A Summerfield man remained behind bars Tuesday after he hit and threatened to kill a juvenile. On Monday, Deputy Tevyn Gadson responded to Southeast 131st Place, Summerfield, in reference to a disturbance. When Gadson arrived on the scene, witnesses stated that Ronald James Beabout  Jr., became verbally aggressive toward his father. Witnesses […]

Missing and endangered Silver Springs woman

Missing and endangered Silver Springs woman

Silver Springs, Florida — Tuesday, Charlotte Shepherd, 41, of Silver Springs, posted some comments on her Facebook timeline that have her family concerned for her well-being. Charlotte was last seen driving a 2004 White Ford F150 2 door truck, with the Florida tag 9648PK. If you know where she is, call 911. UPDATE Shepherd was found […]

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