Mailman assaulted: Nothing in mailbox

Mailman assaulted: Nothing in mailbox

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man was arrested Monday after he assaulted a mailman for not leaving mail in his mailbox. Ocala Police Officer Kyle Drawdy, responded to the 1600 block of 17th Street, Ocala, after OPD received a call about a mailman who had been assaulted. The mailman stated that Aaron Smith, 27, started […]

Ocala woman kicked deputy in face

Ocala woman kicked deputy in face

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was arrested after she kicked a deputy in the face and then slipped out of her handcuffs. Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Simpson, responded to the 2100 block of NE 56th Street in Ocala, after a property owner called about a female trespasser. The reportee told the deputy that […]

Stolen property sold to Spring Manor Apartment residents

Stolen property sold to Spring Manor Apartment residents

Ocala, Florida — Stolen property ends up being sold to residents at Spring Manor Apartments. On July 3, 2014, Deputy Abigale Rodriguez responded to Whispering Sands, Ocala, in reference to a battery and grand theft. The victims told the deputy that they left their residence around 12:45 p.m. and returned around 3:30 p.m. The victims […]

Truck driver leads deputies on chase

Truck driver leads deputies on chase

Ocala, Florida — Leonardo Reyes-Ning, 49, of Miami, was arrested in Marion County today, July 28, 2014, after he led Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies on a high speed chase. Reyes-Ning was driving a stolen tractor-trailer that was being tracked by GPS. The tractor-trailer was reported stolen out of Port Wentworth, GA. According to the Marion […]

Police pull extra detail at Spring Manor Apartments following shooting; could be more to story

Police pull extra detail at Spring Manor Apartments following shooting; could be more to story

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department now has the dangerous task of protection detail at Spring Manor Apartments following today’s shooting death of 19-year-old Jaire Burgess. Pulling detail tonight was K-9 Sergeant Erica Hay and K-9 Officer Casey Walsh. Dressed in full tactical uniforms, including bulletproof vests, they were ready to begin their shifts. […]

A hole opens at the Ocala WingHouse

A hole opens at the Ocala WingHouse

Ocala, Florida — A ground cover collapse continues to expand in the Ocala WingHouse parking lot that measures approximately 10 feet by 15 feet at the surface, but larger below ground. A local geotechnical engineering firm (Geo-Tech, Inc.) has confirmed that the drop-out was caused by sinkhole activity. About two weeks ago, eight cubic yards […]

High speed chase in four counties leaves one dead

High speed chase in four counties leaves one dead

Ocala, Florida — On today’s date, July 23, 2014, at approximately 7:00 a.m, the Ocala Police Department received a report of a stolen 2008 Black Dodge Ram 2500 diesel pickup truck from Too Your Health Spa, 2841 S.W. 20th St., Ocala, Florida. A BOLO (Be On the Look Out) was issued for the vehicle and […]

Suspects involved in suspicious death of Citra man captured

Suspects involved in suspicious death of Citra man captured

Ocala, Florida — Three suspects wanted for questioning in the suspicious death of Robert Hiles, 64, of Citra, have been captured. The trio was arrested in Alabama late Thursday evening. Angel Crystal Faith Long, 22, Dillon Gresham, 23, and Timothy Charles Mayhew, 20, are now off the streets and behind bars. According to the Marion […]

Suspicious death: Three suspects wanted for questioning

Suspicious death: Three suspects wanted for questioning

Citra, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is looking for three people of interest following the suspicious death of a Citra man. They may be driving a silver in color 1999 four-door Oldsmobile bearing Florida tag number 535XQS and VIN number 1G3NB52M3X6305433. According to MCSO, the vehicle’s rear reflector is missing. The Marion County […]

Wells Fargo Bank employee arrested; second suspect on the run

Wells Fargo Bank employee arrested; second suspect on the run

Ocala, Florida — Wells Fargo Bank teller, Alicia Mario Thompson, 21, was arrested Monday, July 14, 2014, after investigators with the Ocala Police Department said they found evidence that she helped steal $15,000 from a customer’s account. According to reports, Thompson worked for the Wells Fargo located at 3541 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala. At the […]

Belleview man sentenced in sexual battery case

Belleview man sentenced in sexual battery case

Ocala, Florida — On July 10, 2014, Cole S. Decker, 20, of Belleview, was released from the Marion County Jail and transported to the Florida Department of Corrections where he will begin serving his sentence. Decker was arrested on October 30, 2013, and charged with Capital Sexual Battery on a Child Under 12-Years-Old(x2) and Lewd […]

Free swim lessons available for children

Free swim lessons available for children

Ocala, Florida — Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1–4. On average, more than 1,000 children die each year in the U.S. due to unintentional drowning and more than 5,000 are seen in emergency rooms for injuries from near-drowning incidents. In an effort to protect Marion County’s children […]

Summerfield man arrested following tip from FT. Lauderdale Police

Summerfield man arrested following tip from FT. Lauderdale Police

Summerfield, Florida — A tip from the FT. Lauderdale Police Department leads to an arrest in Marion County. It all started on May 12, 2014, when the Marion County sheriff’s Office received a referral report from Detective Mauro from the Ft. Lauderdale Police Department in reference to a cyber stalking incident involving a suspect in […]

Overnight shooting leaves one dead

Overnight shooting leaves one dead

Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Special Investigations Detectives are gathering evidence and talking to numerous witnesses after a fatal shooting incident in a parking lot. It all started just after 11 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 34 Bahia Ave., Silver Springs Shores when a 911 call indicated someone had been […]

WIC offices will close in July

WIC offices will close in July

Ocala, Florida — The Florida Department of Health in Marion County today announced the WIC offices located in Dunnellon and Lynn will close in July. Currently these sites are open two days per month on alternating Wednesdays. All clients served at these two sites are already reassigned to receive services at the other locations. The […]

Marion Oaks mom who had sex with boy, sentenced

Marion Oaks mom who had sex with boy, sentenced

Marion Oaks — Joy McCall, 36, has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 12-year-old boy. The incident came to light after the boy told a church member about his sexual encounters, along with several text messages that were discovered. The text messages helped provide investigators with a timeline of the events. The boy’s mother […]