Osceola Middle School student says she escaped from 2 men

Osceola Middle School student says she escaped from 2 men

[Last updated on November 29, 2016, at 6 p.m., to include a statement from the Marion County Public Schools system.] Ocala, Florida — An Osceola Middle School student said she was targeted Monday by two men as she waited for her mother to pick her up after school. Ocala police said the girl was sitting […]

Woman kidnapped from West Marion Hospital

Woman kidnapped from West Marion Hospital

Ocala, Florida — A man was arrested before day-break Monday after police learned he had kidnapped woman. Ocala police said they responded to a local hospital in reference to a sexual battery. During the investigation, investigators learned that Robert Lee-Terrell Hicks, 33, had kidnapped the woman from West Marion Hospital, located at 4600 Southwest 46th Court. After […]

Suspects kidnapped, beat, and raped a female juvenile

Suspects kidnapped, beat, and raped a female juvenile

[Last updated on March 3, 2016, at 9:28 p.m.] Ocklawaha, Florida — Three suspects have now been arrested after a female juvenile victim reported that she was raped and “stuffed” into the trunk of a car. On January 18, 2016, Marion County sheriff’s investigators responded to UF Health Shands Pediatric Intensive Care Unit to meet […]

Hostage situation ends after two hours of negotiations

Hostage situation ends after two hours of negotiations

Ocala, Florida — On Tuesday, Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Jose Rene Marrero, 42, for Aggravated Domestic Battery with the Use of a Deadly Weapon, Kidnapping/False Imprisonment and Resisting an Officer without Violence. According to reports, MCSO deputies were dispatched to 5478 Northwest 62nd Place, in Ocala Park Estates in reference to a verbal […]

AMBER ALERT for missing toddler who was possibly kidnapped

AMBER ALERT for missing toddler who was possibly kidnapped

Jacksonville, Florida — An Amber Alert was issued for a 21-month-old boy Friday morning after he was allegedly kidnapped during a car theft. Officials said that 21-month-old Lonzie Barton was last seen outside the Ravenwood apartment complex on South Old Kings Road, Jacksonville, at approximately 2 a.m. Investigators said that Lonzie’s mother, Lonna Lauramore, 25, was waiting to […]

Marion Oaks kidnapper arrested

Marion Oaks kidnapper arrested

[Last updated on June 22, 2015, at 2:31 p.m.] Marion  Oaks — A suspect has been arrested in Dublin, Georgia, following a Sunday night kidnapping, which occurred in Marion Oaks. The suspect was found hiding out at an American Inn motel room Monday morning. The East Dublin Police Department, along with the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office responded to […]

Church volunteer beaten during Kidnapping in Ocala

Church volunteer beaten during Kidnapping in Ocala

  Ocala, Florida — On August 11, 2014, at approximately 9:30 p.m., a 69-year-old white female resident of Ocala was kidnapped at knife-point while volunteering with her church group. The group was providing meals to those in need in the area of NW 3rd St. and N. Magnolia Avenue. After all were fed, the victim […]

Disney employee kidnaps and sexually batters coworker

Disney employee kidnaps and sexually batters coworker

Orlando, Florida — Earlier today, a Walt Disney World janitor was arrested for kidnapping and sexually battering a female coworker. The victim stated that the attacker, Gideon Paul Hunte, 49, pinned her against a wall in a custodial closet on Thursday evening. The victim also said that Hunte forced her onto her knees while he […]

Kidnapped Girl Reunited With Her Mother 4 Years Later

Kidnapped Girl Reunited With Her Mother 4 Years Later

Deltona, Florida — A Deltona mother who hasn’t seen her daughter since 2009 was finally reunited with her today, May 17, 2014, thanks to the determined efforts of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, the Prosecutor from the State Attorney’s Office and a Deputy United States Marshal. Jodie Borchert had legal custody of her daughter, Sarah […]

Adrian Mendez kidnapped a 14-year-old girl, left her for dead

Adrian Mendez kidnapped a 14-year-old girl, left her for dead

Marion County, Florida — A Marion County man is in jail after police say he kidnapped a girl on Wall Street in Eustis, and then ran her over with his SUV. It was around 7 p.m., Sunday, when authorities say Adrian Mendez, 21, offered a 14-year-old girl $200 to have sex with him, which the […]

Ariel Castro – House Of Horror Torn Down

Ariel Castro – House Of Horror Torn Down

All it took was a few swipes from an excavator to demolish the house in Ohio where three women were held captive for a decade. Cheers and applause filled the streets in the Cleveland neighborhood were the house of Ariel Castro, the man who held three women against their will for over a decade while […]

Man Lured Children – Leesburg, FL

Man Lured Children – Leesburg, FL

A man from Leesburg, FL has been arrested after Lake County police say he lured three children into his vehicle. David Richard Kyle-56 was arrested after Groveland Police received complaints of a suspicious man in the area of Lake David trying to pick up children. A short time later, police located Kyle’s vehicle and initiated […]