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 […]

Homicide investigation of 2-year-old, father in jail for killing another child

Homicide investigation of 2-year-old, father in jail for killing another child

Ocala, Florida — The Medical Examiner has ruled the death of 2-year-old Journee Blyden, a homicide. On June 21, 2016, deputies responded to Hemlock Course Run, Ocala. Upon arrival, they found that Journee was unconscious and unresponsive. Reports stated that she had apparent head trauma. She was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center, but due to the […]

Person of interest named in double homicide

Person of interest named in double homicide

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department has named a person of interest in a double homicide investigation, which began after two bodies were discovered in an Ocala home on Sunday. That person is Terrance Hurst, 32. He is the grandson of Robert and Ruth Schwamberger, who were found dead in their Ridge View Acres subdivision […]

Two bodies found in Ocala home, ruled double homicide

Two bodies found in Ocala home, ruled double homicide

[Last updated on May 2, 2016, at 4:11 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is investigating a double homicide after two bodies were discovered in an Ocala home. According to a press release, the bodies were discovered, Sunday, May 1, 2016, at approximately 8:09 a.m., after Ocala police officers responded to 544 Northeast […]

Reward offered for arrest in death of Ocala store clerk

Reward offered for arrest in death of Ocala store clerk

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the person who shot and killed a store clerk. The shooting occurred during an attempted robbery on  April 22, 2016, at  the Jiffy Food Store, located at 2425 Northwest 10th Street, Ocala. Detectives said that at approximately 9:50 a.m., a […]

Craigslist ad lead to capture of two multi-county burglars and murder suspects

Craigslist ad lead to capture of two multi-county burglars and murder suspects

Ocala, Florida — Two burglary suspects, dubbed the “Pillowcase Burglars,” have now been named as persons of interest in a Marion County murder. The nickname was given to the suspects because they would use a pillowcase from the crime scene to carry stolen property. Jessica Baker, 44, and Darren Decker, 41, who are husband and […]

Man found shot in front of residence, later died

Man found shot in front of residence, later died

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department detectives are investigating a shooting death that occurred Wednesday night. According to reports, at approximately 8:09 p.m., on February 17, officers responded to 1307 Northwest 12th Avenue in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived, they located a black male, later identified as Mallory D. Moton, lying on the […]

Husband and family being questioned in woman’s death

Husband and family being questioned in woman’s death

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will be executing a search warrant at 4125 Northwest U.S. Highway 225A, Ocala, on January 26, in reference to the homicide of Tamara Bedenbaugh, 57. Her body was discovered by her husband, Kirk Bedenbaugh, on January 25. According to detectives, the two have been married for 30 years, […]

Homicide in Silver Springs

Homicide in Silver Springs

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is currently on scene of a homicide in Silver Springs that occurred Tuesday morning. It happened at 322 Northeast 167th Court, Silver Springs. According to MCSO, the call came is at approximately 9 a.m. When deputies arrived on scene, they found Richard Allen Hutchinson, Jr., 33, dead inside the […]

Woman found dead by family member

Woman found dead by family member

Ocala, Florida —  The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a homicide that occurred on Monday. According to a press release, at approximately 4:00 p.m., MCSO deputies responded to 4125 Northwest U.S. Highway 225A, Ocala, in reference to a homicide. When deputies arrived on scene, they learned that a family member had discovered the […]

Triple homicide investigation in Lakeland

Triple homicide investigation in Lakeland

Lakeland, Florida — Polk County Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are investigating a triple homicide that occurred at 2314 East Magnolia Drive, Lot 2, Lakeland.  A fourth victim was transported to an area hospital. At approximately 6:45 a.m., on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a call advising there […]

Cloud 9 nightclub faces closure; nuisance to Ocala

Clean up the prostitutes, violence, and drugs or close

Cloud 9 nightclub faces closure; nuisance to Ocala

Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office put the nightclub, Cloud 9, on notice — either clean it up or be shut down. MCSO sent a certified letter of Notice of a Potential Drug-Related Public Nuisance Abatement Action to nightclub owner, Anthony T. Pastorino. A nuisance abatement, as a legal term, is a […]

Baby died after she was scalded

Baby died after she was scalded

Rosedale — Nurse Practitioner Oluyemisi Adebayo, 54, was arrested while attempting to flee the county Thursday afternoon. Police in New York said an arrest warrant was issued for Adebayo after she was charge for killing 23-month-old Naomi Mondesire. Authorities said the child was under Adebayo’s care when she placed her in a bathtub with scalding […]

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