Infamous ‘Ma’ Barker house crossed Lake Weir via barge

Infamous ‘Ma’ Barker house crossed Lake Weir via barge

Ocklawaha, Florida — On Thursday, the house of infamous gangster Arizona Donnie Barker, better known as ‘Ma’ Barker, slowly made its way across Lake Weir by barge. Dozens of people came to watch the historic, once in a lifetime event. Arizona, the mother of those who ran the Barker-Karpis gang, along with her son Fred […]

Truck found submerged in Ocklawaha River

Truck found submerged in Ocklawaha River

Eureka – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information regarding a truck and trailer that was stolen over the weekend. According to reports, deputies responded to a call Sunday after a boater at the Eureka East Boat Ramp reported a submerged vehicle. Marion County Fire Rescue was the first to arrive on the […]

Woman arrested at Gator Joe’s

Woman arrested at Gator Joe’s

Ocklawaha, Florida — On August 21, 2016, Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to Gator Joe’s, located at 12431 Southeast 135th Avenue, in reference to a disturbance. One victim told police that the suspect, later identified as Holly Pomeroy, 24, had struck him in the head with her fist. A second victim stated that Pomeroy had […]

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 […]

Skeletal remains could be those of missing Ocklawaha man

Skeletal remains could be those of missing Ocklawaha man

The skeletal remains of an unidentified person that were found by three fisherman on Thursday, November 5, 2015, could possibly be those of Johnny Radabaugh Jr. Marion County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer, Lauren Lettelier, said, “We cannot confirm [that the remains are those of  Radabaugh Jr.] at this time. We still have an active investigation and are still waiting […]

Man revealed “crack” to deputy

Man revealed “crack” to deputy

Ocklawaha, Florida — On Sunday afternoon, a Marion County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the Boat Basin located at 9570 Northeast 28th Lane, in reference to a man, later identified as Craig Bierema, standing on the riverbank fully nude. According to a witness, he was traveling down the Ocklawaha River with his family when he saw […]

Woman ticketed following crash on 314A

Woman ticketed following crash on 314A

Ocklawaha, Florida — On Wednesday, Marion County Fire Rescue responded to a two-vehicle traffic crash with entrapment. The crash occured on County Road 314A and Southeast 47th Street Road, Ocklawaha. Upon arrival, rescue crews found three victims, one which had been entrapped in her vehicle. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2010 Dodge Charger, driven by […]

MCSO: Possible pipe bomb; woman takes it into home

MCSO: Possible pipe bomb; woman takes it into home

Ocklawaha, Florida — On Monday, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a possible pipe bomb in a residential neighborhood in Ocklawaha. The alleged pipe bomb was located in a yard in the 11700 block of Southeast 136th Court. The woman told dispatch that she picked it up out of her yard and […]

Canoeing accident in Silver Springs claims two lives

Canoeing accident in Silver Springs claims two lives

  Silver Springs, Florida — All of the details following a tragic canoeing accident have now been released to Ocala Post. On September 21, 2014, a family borrowed a 14-foot canoe from a friend and launched it at the Halfmoon Lake boat ramp located in the Ocala National Forest. The occupants of the boat were […]

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 […]

Boat motor thief on the loose

Boat motor thief on the loose

Ocklawaha, Florida — On Sunday, June 8, 2014, two boat motors were stolen off of a boat that was parked at a home in the 15700 block of SE 115th Place Road, Ocklawaha. The motors are described as a Minn Kota trolling motor and a Yamaha outboard. The home owner said prior to the motors […]

Ocklawaha man charged with Capital Sexual Battery

Ocklawaha man charged with Capital Sexual Battery

Ocklawaha, Florida — On April 17, 2014, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call in regards to a 10-year-old female juvenile that had been sexually assaulted between the dates of May 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013, by Michael Helmick, 38, of Ocklawaha. The victim stated that on one occasion, both she and Helmick […]

Woman causes ruckus at Gator Joe’s

Woman causes ruckus at Gator Joe’s

  Ocklawaha, Florida — Deputy Mitchell with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to Gator Joe’s in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, the deputy found Julia Heisey, 23, lying in the entrance of Gator Joe’s. The establishment was open for business at the time. According to witnesses, Heisey walked into Gator Joe’s, picked up […]

Search For John Radabaugh Of Ocklawaha Continues

Search For John Radabaugh Of Ocklawaha Continues

  Ocklawaha, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office and numerous volunteers spent today searching for a missing Ocklawaha man that was last seen on February 25, 2014. Today’s search ended with zero results. The Sheriff’s Office said more than 70 professionals and volunteers participated in today’s search, and the search will resume at 8 […]

Ocklawaha Mans Trash Lands Him A Felony Charge

Ocklawaha Mans Trash Lands Him A Felony Charge

  Ocklawaha, Florida — For the second time in less than a month, deputies responded to the 19600 block of 92nd Place in reference to construction material being illegally dumped. On February 11, 2014 deputies were called out to the area and made contact with Leroy Stevens, 61. Deputies advised Stevens that they had received […]

Ocklawaha Civil War Reenactment

Ocklawaha Civil War Reenactment

The 29th Annual Ocklawaha River Raid will be held on November 2 and 3, 2013, and is hosted by the 2nd Battalion, Hardy’s Brigade Civil War Re-enactor/Living History units. We are pleased to announce this re-enactment will be held on a new site. In cooperation with the Florida Horse Park the event will take place […]

Sherry Lewis To Be Sentenced In Ocklawaha Murder

Sherry Lewis To Be Sentenced In Ocklawaha Murder

Ocklawaha, Florida — The Ocklawaha woman who killed her husband back in September of 2012 has plead guilty and faces up to 30 years in prison. The Marion County Communication Center received a 911 call on September 22, 2012, around 12:08 a.m. from Sherry Wilson Lewis, 50, of 3715 SE 174th Court in Ocklawaha, who […]

Kevin Bailey Assaulted His Family SWAT Was Dispatched

Kevin Bailey Assaulted His Family SWAT Was Dispatched

Ocklawaha, Florida — A call came in around 1:30 a.m., September 22, 2013 about an assault and battery, however it soon escalated and SWAT had to be dispatched to 12220 S.E. 134th Court, Ocklawaha. Detectives say the victim called about Kevin Roger Bailey, 34. It was reported to the Sheriff’s Office that Bailey was armed […]