Marion Oaks woman arrested, had sex with 14-year-old

The boy stated that he was also rubbing on Castro, but "was high and did not know what was going on because of the marijuana."

Marion Oaks woman arrested, had sex with 14-year-old

A 23-year-old woman remained behind bars Thursday on a $30,000 bond after she was arrested earlier this month and charged with Lewd and Lascivious Battery and Battery. The incident occurred in the 2000 block of Southwest 153rd Loop in Marion Oaks. According to reports, Raisamar Castro was with two boys — ages 14 and 17 […]

Marion Oaks man enters not guilty plea in child pornography case

Marion Oaks man enters not guilty plea in child pornography case

Marion Oaks — A Marion Oaks man entered a written plea of not guilty after he was charged with 26 counts of possession of child pornography which depicted young girls in a lewd manner. Prosecutors say that Edgar Castanon, 43, is currently being held at the Marion County Jail on a $130,000 bond. Investigators were […]

Officials looking for litterbug, dumped tires

Officials looking for litterbug, dumped tires

Marion Oaks — Marion County Code Enforcement officials are seeking information about the person who dumped five tires at the intersection of Southwest 36th Court and Southwest 36th Avenue Road in Marion Oaks. This is the second time this month that a litterbug has dumped tires in this area. The first time the tires had […]

Conversation over pregnancy ended with arrest

Conversation over pregnancy ended with arrest

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Pilot Gas Station, located at 2020 Southwest 135th Street, after a woman said she had been slapped. The victim told the deputy that she drove to the 100 block of Marion Oaks Boulevard to talk to her boyfriend, Carlos J. Vasquez Jr., 21, because the two […]

Out of control prescribed burn threatens Marion Oaks

Out of control prescribed burn threatens Marion Oaks

[Last updated on February 17, 2017, at 5:11 p.m.]  A prescribed burn in the Florida Highlands got out of control Friday and began to burn toward Marion Oaks. The fire is in the area of Southwest 155th Street and Southwest 75th Avenue — everything southwest of that intersection is in harm’s way. According to the Marion […]

Woman shot as she sat in her minivan

Woman shot as she sat in her minivan

Marion Oaks — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in Marion Oaks, 3814 Southwest 143rd Lane Road, Wednesday morning. Authorities say a woman was shot while she was sitting inside her Chrysler Town & County minivan, which was parked in the driveway at at the aforementioned location. The Individual(s) who shot […]

Suspicious incident: Woman in Marion Oaks knocking on doors, asking for money

Suspicious incident: Woman in Marion Oaks knocking on doors, asking for money

[Last updated at 10:26 p.m. on November 21, 2016. Incident occurred at approximately 9:45 p.m., not 8:45 p.m. as originally reported.]  Marion Oaks — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a suspicious incident in Marion Oaks. At approximately 9:45 p.m., Monday, a black female wearing black pants and black hoodie approached a home […]

Arrest made in Marion Oaks traffic crash, killed 17-year-old girl

Arrest made in Marion Oaks traffic crash, killed 17-year-old girl

Marion Oaks — The Florida Highway Patrol made an arrest after an April 14 crash left a teenage girl dead. The accident happened on Marion Oaks Boulevard near Southwest 145th Place Road. On November 19, following a seven-month long investigation, Ethan Ruiz, 19, was arrested and charged with Vehicular Homicide. During the initial investigation, evidence suggested […]

“Clown” and his accomplice arrested on armed robbery charges

“Clown” and his accomplice arrested on armed robbery charges

Marion Oaks — Two suspects wanted for an armed robbery were arrested Sunday in Marion Oaks. On November 1, a man was walking his dog in the 3900 block of Southeast 15th Street and 39th Court, when he heard tires squeal from behind him. The victim stated that the vehicle, a gold Pontiac Sunfire, was […]

A Marion County school bus accident left parents fuming

A Marion County school bus accident left parents fuming

[Published on November 4, 2016. Last updated on November 5, 2016, at 6:50 p.m., to include a parent’s statement.] Marion Oaks — A Marion County school bus accident Friday left parents fuming when they were not immediately notified. In an e-mail to Ocala Post, a resident wrote, “Parents should rightfully be pissed.” According to the unnamed […]

“Grow houses” discovered in Marion Oaks

“Grow houses” discovered in Marion Oaks

Marion Oaks — A Marion County sheriff’s deputy and former Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team agent, discovered a grow house during a well-being check Tuesday. The deputy said he responded to 804 Marion Oaks Manor to allegedly perform a well-being check on a resident. According to reports, when a woman answered the door of the […]

MCSO: Shooting investigation in TimberWalk neighborhood

MCSO: Shooting investigation in TimberWalk neighborhood

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the TimberWalk neighborhood near Marion Oaks. The incident location is the vicinity of Southwest 133rd Lane Road and Southwest 86th Avenue, Ocala. Marion County Sheriff’s Office Assistant Public Information Officer, Lauren Lettelier, said, “One person was shot and transported […]

Video: 5th deputy indicted in Marion Oaks police brutality case

Video: 5th deputy indicted in Marion Oaks police brutality case

Ocala, Florida — A federal grand jury has indicted former Marion County Sheriff’s deputy, Jesse Alan Terrell, 33, who is accused of beating Derrick Price, 44, during an arrest that took place in 2014 in Marion Oaks. Terrell is the fifth deputy to face charges in this case. Former Deputies Trevor Wade Fitzgerald, 32, James […]

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 […]

Marion Oaks murder suspect arrested

Marion Oaks murder suspect arrested

Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested the suspect accused of murdering his stepfather after he turned himself in. Detectives arrested Sidney Ferguson, 19, for the murder of his stepfather, Johnathon Thurman, 23. Ferguson’s mother, Angie Norman, told investigators that on the night of the murder her son had called her and stated […]

Marion Oaks murder suspect on the run

Marion Oaks murder suspect on the run

Marion Oaks — Marion County sheriff’s Detectives are searching for a 19-year-old suspect who shot his stepfather to death in Marion Oaks Friday night. At approximately 11 p.m., dispatchers received a 911 call regarding a shooting located at, 7819 Southwest 128th Street Road. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found Johnathon Thurman in the […]