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 […]

Arrest made in the death of an infant at Parkside Gardens Apartments

Arrest made in the death of an infant at Parkside Gardens Apartments

[The video shows in this order: The sister leaving the apartment, followed by Tyecka Evans. Them leaving in a car at approximately 12:45 a.m. The same car returns at approximately 2:35 a.m., and you see Tyecka Evans rush upstairs into her apartment. Tyecka Evans then comes out to wave her sister up, who also runs […]

Silver Springs Shores man shot to death

Silver Springs Shores man shot to death

Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, at approximately 1 a.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a shooting at 8810 Southeast 88th Place in Silver Springs Shores. Upon arrival, deputies found Robert J. Wilson, 30, deceased. He had been shot multiple times. Detectives on scene said it appeared to be […]

Teen charged with manslaughter

Teen charged with manslaughter

Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 7696 S.E. 121st Place, Belleview after receiving a call that a 14-year old had been shot. When Major Crimes Detectives arrived at the home, they spoke with Dalton Edwards, 17, who stated that he and Daniel M. Harshman, were just “playing around.” Edwards told detectives […]

Man shot to death in his car

Man shot to death in his car

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Division is currently working a homicide investigation at the Quail Run Apartment Complex off of County Road 475A in southwest Marion County. 38-year-old Gregory Keith Ellis, was found shot to death in a 2006 blue Ford Taurus at 1765 S.W. 107th Lane. A resident told […]

Ocala police are investigating a homicide

Ocala police are investigating a homicide

Ocala, Florida — At approximately 9:48 p.m., Ocala Police Officers responded to 2011 NW 9th Road in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, contact was made with a resident who claimed his roommate was inside the home with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Officers went inside the residence and did locate a deceased man […]

Decomposing body ruled a homicide

Decomposing body ruled a homicide

  Ocala, Florida — The decomposing body of 47-year-old Wendy Ann Kane, that was found on August 12, 2014, after neighbors smelled a foul odor while performing a well-being check, has now been ruled a homicide. The body was found at 5701 SE 33rd Court. She had been dead for five days. Kane was shot […]

Shooting in Belleview

Shooting in Belleview

Belleview, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Special Investigations Detectives are currently working a homicide investigation at a home at 12436 S.E. 85th Court in Belleview. The emergency call came around 2:53 a.m., Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in reference to a possible shooting at that home. At the scene, investigators found Candice Ambrose, […]

Shooting in Citra

Shooting in Citra

Citra, Florida — (ORIGINAL ARTICLE) The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that happened overnight in Citra. The sheriff’s office received a call about shots being fired in the 17300 block of NW 16th Terrace sometime after 11 p.m. on June 24, 2014. Michael Sumpter, 55, was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center, […]

Triple murder suspect dies from gunshot

Triple murder suspect dies from gunshot

Lakeland, Florida — On May 27, 2014, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office conducted an extensive man-hunt for a suspect that killed three people earlier in the week. At approximately 9:00 p.m., Monday, May 26, 2014, a 14-year-old girl arrived home from a weekend ROTC trip to find her mother, Danyala Smith 31, her moms partner, […]