Third female inmate dies while in custody at the Marion County Jail

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement told Ocala Post Monday that all three deaths are currently under investigation. 

Third female inmate dies while in custody at the Marion County Jail

22-year-old Lorraine Gardner died Friday while in the custody of the Marion County Jail. According to MCSO, Gardner was found unresponsive and could not be revived. This is the third death of an inmate at the jail this year. Diana Lynn Eldredge, 50, who lived in Fruitland Park, died on May 3, 2018. Mary Elizabeth […]

Inmate killed at Marion Correctional Institution

Inmate killed at Marion Correctional Institution

A Marion Correctional Institution inmate was killed Monday after being involved in a fight with another inmate. According to a source close to Ocala Post, Omar Rashaad Billups, 30, was stabbed to death during the altercation. The source told Ocala Post that Billups’ body lay on a dorm floor for several hours before investigators arrived. […]