Elderly couple face felony charges

Elderly couple face felony charges

Summerfield, Florida — A 64-year-old man and 70-year-old woman have been arrested on multiple felony charges. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, on July 6, 2014, Deputies Clark and Race responded to the 9800 block of 163rd LN in response to a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, Deputies Clark and Race made contact with Bradley […]

Repeat felon on the streets again

Repeat felon on the streets again

Marion County – On June 28, 2014, Deputy Frost responded to the 5000 block of SE HWY 42 in reference to a traffic stop conducted by K-9 Deputy Parker; during the traffic stop K-9 Deputy “Hero” alerted on the driver’s vehicle. The driver was identified as Michael Myers, 38, of Ocklawaha. Deputy Parker stated that […]

REWARD: Citra shooting suspect on the run

REWARD: Citra shooting suspect on the run

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is offering up to $5,000 in reward money for information leading to the capture of Yarnell Bagley. The 20- year-old has a felony warrant for his arrest concerning a case of robbery with a firearm. Additionally, detectives want to interview Bagley concerning facts surrounding the death of 55-year-old Michael Sumpter […]

Anonymous tip leads to meth lab bust in Belleview

Anonymous tip leads to meth lab bust in Belleview

Belleview, Florida — On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy A. Rodriguez responded to 11820 SE 99 Court, Belleview, Florida , in reference to investigating an anonymous complaint; according to the tipster, methamphetamine was being manufactured within the residence. Upon her arrival, Deputy Rodriguez’s observations lent credibility to the tipster’s allegations. He could […]

Ocala woman, 19, arrested for sex with teen

Ocala woman, 19, arrested for sex with teen

Ocala, Florida — Investigators have charged Kelly Maass, 19, of Ocala, with Lewd and Lascivious Battery on a 14-year-old boy. Earlier in June, the mother reported that her son had been sexually abused by Maass. Marion County Sheriff’s Detective Frank Scala interviewed the boy, whom stated that he and Maass were just friends, but later […]

Investigators; drunken details unclear in Forest stabbing

Investigators; drunken details unclear in Forest stabbing

Silver Springs, Florida — On June 27, 2014, shortly after 10 p.m., a 911 call came in from an individual whom stated that he had stabbed two intruders on NE 172 Avenue, Silver Springs. Upon arriving on the scene, deputies made contact with two victims – one male, one female – who were heavily intoxicated, […]

Alleged home invasion in Forest leads to stabbing

Alleged home invasion in Forest leads to stabbing

Ocala, Florida — On June 27, 2014, shortly after 10 p.m., a 911 call came in from an individual whom stated that he had stabbed two intruders. The caller stated that two men had forced their way into his home and attacked him, so he stabbed both of them. He said after he stabbed the […]

Residents; lock your doors – Parents; watch your kids

Residents; lock your doors – Parents; watch your kids

Ocala, Florida – It’s called “Buckin.” That’s a technique thieves use when trolling for unlocked vehicles. “The thief moves about a neighborhood, checking vehicle doors to see if any are unlocked,” said Judge Cochran, Marion County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer. “That’s the buckin’ element.” During a recent vehicle burglary investigation, Marion County Sheriff’s Detectives […]

Missing Ocala man found dead

Missing Ocala man found dead

Ocala, Florida — Emmitte Beard, 60, was found deceased, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Beard sent his son a text on Friday, June 20, 2014, at 5:46 p.m., and the son had not seen or heard from him since. On the day Beard went missing, the son went to check his residence at […]

Ocala payroll clerk arrested

Ocala payroll clerk arrested

Ocala, Florida — On June 20, 2014, America’s Choice RV Park owner, Cody Loughlin, called the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in reference to suspected grand theft. Upon arrival, Deputy Christine Rodriguez met with Loughlin, whom stated he found evidence his payroll clerk, Tammy Hein, 34, had been stealing from his company. Loughlin stated that Hein […]

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, […]

DUI checkpoint in Ocala; June 26, 2014

DUI checkpoint in Ocala; June 26, 2014

Ocala, Florida — There will be a Roadside Safety Checkpoint on June 26, 2014 from 9:30 p.m. to midnight in the 4700 block of Southwest 20th Street. The Ocala Police Department says the checkpoint is intended to look for drivers who could be committing various traffic violations. Possible violations include, but are not limited to: […]

FHP announces first woman commander

FHP announces first woman commander

Lake City, Florida — The Florida Highway Patrol is proud to announce the appointment of Major Eileen Powell to the position of Troop Commander. Her promotion became effective June 16, 2014, according to a FHP press release. Major Powell is the first woman to hold this esteemed position in North Florida and will oversee approximately […]

National Honey Bee Day Event

National Honey Bee Day Event

  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Beekeepers Club will be hosting the 2014 National Honey Bee Day Event in Ocala. The event will be held at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion on August 16, 2014. American Honey Princess Elena Hoffman of Pennsylvania, will be the special guest this year. This event will feature guest speakers, […]

Man with dirt bike tries to run family down

Man with dirt bike tries to run family down

Ocala, Florida — A 19-year-old Ocala man was arrested on June 20, 2014, after he intentionally tried to run down a family with his dirt bike. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the victim, along with her four children, were attempting to move their golf cart when Daniel Lincoln came within inches of hitting […]

SWAT surrounds home in Dove Hill Subdivision

SWAT surrounds home in Dove Hill Subdivision

Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office SWAT, Crisis Negotiations team and Bomb Squad are in Dove Hill Subdivision in the 2800 block of NE 64th Lane in Ocala. Early indications are a man committed a violent crime then barricaded himself inside a home and is refusing to come out. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office […]

Pit bull theft suspect arrested

Pit bull theft suspect arrested

Ocala, Florida — On June 16, 2014, Adrian Anderson, 22, of Ocala was charged with Burglary and Grand theft. This case started on On Monday, June 10, 2014, when 17 pit bulls – two adult females – and 15 puppies – were stolen from a yard in the 7600 block of NW 49th Avenue. The […]