Man shoots mother, sets house on fire

Man shoots mother, sets house on fire

Ocklawaha — A man was arrested after it was determined that he shot his mother and set the house on fire. At approximately 3:20 a.m., Marion County Fire Rescue responded to a residential fire at 16663 SE 53rd Street, Ocklawaha. Upon arrival, firefighters found the home fully engulfed in flames. Once the fire was out, […]

Body discovered at horse farm

Body discovered at horse farm

Marion County — Law enforcement officials responded to the Classic Mile Park Training Center, located at 13750 West Highway 40, Ocala after an employee discovered a dead body while checking on the horses. When investigators arrived, they found that a Hispanic male had been shot to death. Officials did not say how many times the […]

Shooting ruled as murder-suicide

Shooting ruled as murder-suicide

Dunnellon — The identities of a male and female who were involved in a murder-suicide have been identified as Shawn Aldridge, 30, and Rebecca Ann Wetherell Aldridge, also 30. The incident occurred in the 13200th block of SW 15th Street Road, Dunnellon. According to reports, Rebecca had returned to her home with her uncle, Chuck Chiarelly, to change the […]

Body found in woods, homicide investigation underway

Body found in woods, homicide investigation underway

Detectives with the Ocala Police Department are investigating the death of 61-year-old Ronald Henry Lanctot after his body was found Thursday in a heavily wooded area in Ocala. Lanctot’s body was found in the 3300 block of Northwest Blitchton Road. Detectives said he had been living in a tent on the property. According to detectives, […]

Belleview woman’s body was dismembered

Belleview woman’s body was dismembered

On June 11, a hiker reported finding the torso of a female in the Ocala National Forest near Northeast 115th Avenue and State Road 40. The Marion County Sheriff’s office then released a photo to the media of a tattoo hoping that the public could help identify the human remains. Within 24 hours, the remains […]

Attempted murder suspect smiles for his booking photo

Attempted murder suspect smiles for his booking photo

Ocala, Florida — A career criminal, Keith Joseph Crabtree Jr., 26, smiled for his booking photo Friday as he was booked on charges of Attempted Felony Murder, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Possession of a New Legend Drug. On June 8, Ocala police responded to 710 Southwest 19th Avenue after a […]

Man arrested after woman’s body found in trunk

Man arrested after woman’s body found in trunk

Silver Springs — A Silver Springs man was arrested Sunday and charged with First-degree Premeditated Murder after his roommate was found stuffed in the trunk of a car. Eric Todd Gay, 36, said he woke up early Saturday morning and entered his roommate’s bedroom with the intention of stealing fentanyl patches and $200 from her. […]

Dunnellon man staged girlfriend’s murder

Dunnellon man staged girlfriend’s murder

Dunnellon, Florida — A Dunnellon man was arrested Monday after Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crime detectives determined the suspect had staged the murder of his girlfriend. Detectives say David W. Romig, 52, staged the January 30 homicide to look like an intruder had entered the residence, located at 10499 SW 122nd Court, Dunnellon, and […]

Homicide investigation: One dead, two others injured

Homicide investigation: One dead, two others injured

Citra, Florida — Detectives with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are investigating after one man was found dead and two others were injured. Deputies were dispatched to the 3100 block of Northeast 162nd Place, Citra, Tuesday after someone called 911 and reported a disturbance. According to detectives, upon arrival, one man was found dead and […]

Missing man found stuffed in trash can

Missing man found stuffed in trash can

On November 25, a Citrus County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted a trash can on a wooded lot near American Avocet PT., Homosassa. Upon inspecting the trash can, the deputy determined that it contained human remains. Neighbors told the deputy that the trash can had been discarded on the vacant lot during Hurricane Irma. The human remains […]

Belleview woman shot to death, suspect hospitalized

Belleview woman shot to death, suspect hospitalized

A suspect who was wanted for questioning in the shooting death of a Belleview woman on Monday has been captured. A caller had reported a woman screaming, followed by gunshots. Belleview police responded to the 5900 block of Front Road and found the body of a woman who had been shot to death between two […]

Man found shot to death in car

Man found shot to death in car

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department is currently investigating a homicide. OPD Captain Louis Biondi, said that the victim is a black male, possibly in his mid-30s. The victim’s name has not been released. According to a press release, the victim was shot to death. OPS was notified of the shooting at approximately 12 p.m. […]

CAPTURED: Suspects who killed corrections officers

CAPTURED: Suspects who killed corrections officers

According to Detective Sgt. Dan Goodwin of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 6 p.m., deputies spotted a vehicle wanted in a carjacking in Shelbyville, Tenn. After deputies spotted the vehicle occupied by two suspects, they called for backup. A chase then ensued on Interstate 24, and reached speeds in excess of 100 mph. […]

Teen shot in drive-by removed from life support

Teen shot in drive-by removed from life support

Ocala, Florida — A 17-year-old who was shot in a drive-by shooting, has died. According to a press release, Rizaki Germaine Johnson was removed from life support on Wednesday. The case has been upgraded to a Homicide. On September 28, Ocala police responded to the 400 block of Northwest Ninth Street just after 10 p.m., following a […]

Florida Youth Ranch now has custody of 10-year-old homicide suspect

Florida Youth Ranch now has custody of 10-year-old homicide suspect

Ocala, Florida — A 10-year-old boy who was arrested and charged with manslaughter was released by a judge on Friday. Berhaun was released into the custody Heart of Florida Youth Ranch. The judge said that Berhaun cannot be left unsupervised, namely with children who are younger than him. Marion County sheriff’s detectives say they arrested […]

Baby killer sentenced to life

Baby killer sentenced to life

Ocala, Florida — A killer was sentenced to life in prison Thursday after being convicted of First-Degree Murder. The sentencing stemmed from the 2014 death of 1-year-old Jayden Green. Kendall Corey Dustin Blyden, 29, was originally charged with Aggravated Child Abuse, but once Jayden was removed from life support, his charges will be upgraded. Kendall […]

10-year-old charged with homicide of family member

10-year-old charged with homicide of family member

Silver Springs Shores – A 10-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday and charged with Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child. Marion County sheriff’s detectives say they arrested Berhaun Blyden for the death of his 2-year-old cousin, Journee Blyden. Timeline of the events On June 21, 2016, Journees’s aunt, Brea Blyden, called 911 and stated that her niece […]

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