Ocala shooting leaves one dead

Ocala shooting leaves one dead

[Last updated on July 18, 2018, at 6:45 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Ocala police are seeking details in a shooting that left one man dead. A 54-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday night at Parkside Gardens Apartments, located at 621 Northwest Second Street, Ocala. According to the Ocala Police Department, the man was identified as […]

Man arrested after woman’s body found in trunk

Man arrested after woman’s body found in trunk

Silver Springs — A Silver Springs man was arrested Sunday and charged with First-degree Premeditated Murder after his roommate was found stuffed in the trunk of a car. Eric Todd Gay, 36, said he woke up early Saturday morning and entered his roommate’s bedroom with the intention of stealing fentanyl patches and $200 from her. […]

Dunnellon man staged girlfriend’s murder

Dunnellon man staged girlfriend’s murder

Dunnellon, Florida — A Dunnellon man was arrested Monday after Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crime detectives determined the suspect had staged the murder of his girlfriend. Detectives say David W. Romig, 52, staged the January 30 homicide to look like an intruder had entered the residence, located at 10499 SW 122nd Court, Dunnellon, and […]

Belleview woman shot to death, suspect hospitalized

Belleview woman shot to death, suspect hospitalized

A suspect who was wanted for questioning in the shooting death of a Belleview woman on Monday has been captured. A caller had reported a woman screaming, followed by gunshots. Belleview police responded to the 5900 block of Front Road and found the body of a woman who had been shot to death between two […]

Ocala WingHouse shooting leaves one dead

Ocala WingHouse shooting leaves one dead

Robert Bavle, 23, was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Murder Sunday after he shot and killed another man. The shooting occurred at the Ocala WingHouse, located 2145 E. Silver Springs Boulevard, at approximately 9:52 p.m. A witness, Matthew Boyd, told Ocala police that Bavle left the restaurant, and as he was walking through the […]

CAPTURED: Suspects who killed corrections officers

CAPTURED: Suspects who killed corrections officers

According to Detective Sgt. Dan Goodwin of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 6 p.m., deputies spotted a vehicle wanted in a carjacking in Shelbyville, Tenn. After deputies spotted the vehicle occupied by two suspects, they called for backup. A chase then ensued on Interstate 24, and reached speeds in excess of 100 mph. […]

Two convicts escape, kill two guards

Two convicts escape, kill two guards

Georgia — The search is on for two Georgia Department of Correction convicts who killed two corrections officers and escaped custody. According to a press release, Donnie Russell Rowe, and Ricky Dubose, who has elaborate tattoos on his face and neck, were last seen getting into a green four-door 2004 Honda Civic, which they stole […]

Baby killer sentenced to life

Baby killer sentenced to life

Ocala, Florida — A killer was sentenced to life in prison Thursday after being convicted of First-Degree Murder. The sentencing stemmed from the 2014 death of 1-year-old Jayden Green. Kendall Corey Dustin Blyden, 29, was originally charged with Aggravated Child Abuse, but once Jayden was removed from life support, his charges will be upgraded. Kendall […]

Homicide investigation of 2-year-old, father in jail for killing another child

Homicide investigation of 2-year-old, father in jail for killing another child

Ocala, Florida — The Medical Examiner has ruled the death of 2-year-old Journee Blyden, a homicide. On June 21, 2016, deputies responded to Hemlock Course Run, Ocala. Upon arrival, they found that Journee was unconscious and unresponsive. Reports stated that she had apparent head trauma. She was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center, but due to the […]

Murder suspect says he was compassionate, did not kill kid

Murder suspect says he was compassionate, did not kill kid

Dunnellon, Florida — Since January 2016, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, and the Williston Police department have all been investigating a string of burglaries that are now linked to suspects Jessica Baker, 44, and […]

Person of interest named in double homicide

Person of interest named in double homicide

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department has named a person of interest in a double homicide investigation, which began after two bodies were discovered in an Ocala home on Sunday. That person is Terrance Hurst, 32. He is the grandson of Robert and Ruth Schwamberger, who were found dead in their Ridge View Acres subdivision […]

Reward offered for arrest in death of Ocala store clerk

Reward offered for arrest in death of Ocala store clerk

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the person who shot and killed a store clerk. The shooting occurred during an attempted robbery on  April 22, 2016, at  the Jiffy Food Store, located at 2425 Northwest 10th Street, Ocala. Detectives said that at approximately 9:50 a.m., a […]

Craigslist ad lead to capture of two multi-county burglars and murder suspects

Craigslist ad lead to capture of two multi-county burglars and murder suspects

Ocala, Florida — Two burglary suspects, dubbed the “Pillowcase Burglars,” have now been named as persons of interest in a Marion County murder. The nickname was given to the suspects because they would use a pillowcase from the crime scene to carry stolen property. Jessica Baker, 44, and Darren Decker, 41, who are husband and […]

Triple homicide investigation in Lakeland

Triple homicide investigation in Lakeland

Lakeland, Florida — Polk County Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are investigating a triple homicide that occurred at 2314 East Magnolia Drive, Lot 2, Lakeland.  A fourth victim was transported to an area hospital. At approximately 6:45 a.m., on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a call advising there […]

2 more arrested in Cloud 9 nightclub shooting

2 more arrested in Cloud 9 nightclub shooting

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two more criminals involved in the shooting that took place at the Cloud 9 nightclub on September 13, 2015. These arrests make a total of three in this case, after Laquan Ria’Mel Barrow, 24, was arrested on September 21, 2013. Six people were shot on […]

Arrest made: Cloud 9 shooter had been questioned in previous shooting

Arrest made: Cloud 9 shooter had been questioned in previous shooting

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Special Investigations has  made an arrest in the September 13, 2015, Cloud 9 nightclub shooting. On Monday, MCSO and the US Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Laquan Ria’Mel Barrow, 24. He has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Benetria Robinson, […]

Sheriff: Mother murdered father, 6-year-old daughter

Sheriff: Mother murdered father, 6-year-old daughter

Lakeland, Florida — A 25-year-old Central Florida woman is behind bars following the murder of her 6-year-old daughter and 50-year-old father. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office released a detailed report of the incident on Monday morning. On August 1, 2015, Polk County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 5221 Drane Field Road, Lakeland, in reference to a […]

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