Ocala firefighter arrested

The woman alleges that Brown put a pillow over her face and told her to "keep quiet."

Ocala firefighter arrested

Ocala, Florida — A 19-year-old Ocala firefighter was arrested Sunday and charged with sexual assault. The woman, also 19, who was heavily intoxicated, said she was at a club with D’Andre J. Brown and a friend when they decided to go back to a residence located in Ocala. They left the club at approximately 3:30 […]

Alleged rapist could have other young victims

Alleged rapist could have other young victims

Ocala, Florida — Detectives with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested 18-year-old Cor’yon She’monte Gillum, A.K.A, “Trapboi”. Gillum is accused of raping two runaway girls — ages 14 and 15. One girl who ran away from home to “hang with Gillum” said she was raped in the backseat of a car. The other girl said […]

Leesburg woman arrested in Ocala after false rape report

Leesburg woman arrested in Ocala after false rape report

[Last updated on May 24, 2018, at 12:12 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — A 22-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday and charged with making a false report of sexual battery. Nicole Hosmer, who is from Leesburg, reported to Ocala police on May 2 that she had been kidnapped by an armed man. She stated that she was driving down […]

Vanguard High School student arrested, concerns of more victims

Vanguard High School student arrested, concerns of more victims

Ocala, Florida — A Vanguard High School track star who was arrested on February 20, has parents concerned that there could possibly be other victims. VHS student Joseph Fitzpatrick, 18, was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman. During a search of Fitzpatrick’s home, detectives found unidentified pills, a marijuana grinder, […]

Man sexually assaulted two children, faces multiple felony charges

Man sexually assaulted two children, faces multiple felony charges

Dunnellon — A 52-year-old man has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl and an 11 year-old-boy. Authorities say the lascivious behavior took place at a home in Dunnellon. Robert Belton Cooper is accused of having numerous graphic sexual encounters with the children. Cooper was charged with four counts of Sexual Assault on a […]

Uber driver charged with kidnapping and sexual battery

Uber driver charged with kidnapping and sexual battery

An Uber driver faces charges of Kidnapping and Sexual Battery after a passenger said the driver took advantage of her. The incident happened on May 21, the driver was arrested on December 6. The victim called for an Uber to get a ride to her hotel and 38-year-old Jorge Alberto Antunez Quintero arrived to pick […]

Violent felon rapes little girl, receives low bond

Violent felon rapes little girl, receives low bond

Ocala, Florida — A violent, career criminal was arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s deputies Tuesday and charged with Sexual Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Victim 12 or Under. The victim told police that Michael Dangelo Mike, 33, came into her bedroom around 1 a.m. and asked her to help him look for a television […]

Man pretended to be injured, sexually assaulted little girl

Man pretended to be injured, sexually assaulted little girl

A Marion County man accused of luring an 8-year-old girl into his home with a bucket of chicken and then sexually assaulting her. The incident occurred in July of 2016, at 18 Bahia Loop, Ocala. The victim told authorities that she knew the man, identified as Sydney Allan Markland, 68, from the neighborhood. Markland is also […]

Man drugged, raped young girl

Man drugged, raped young girl

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted man. MCSO Major Crimes Detectives have completed an investigation into Robert Morris Jones, 40, which began in 2016. According to detectives, Jones gave drugs to a 15-year-old girl and then raped her. Witnesses told investigators that this […]

Man infected with HIV forced himself on teen

Man infected with HIV forced himself on teen

Ocala, Florida — An alleged shooting led to the arrest of a sexual predator who is infected with HIV. Officers with the Ocala Police Department were conducting an investigation near the 2800 block of West Silver Springs Boulevard after a caller reported a shooting. While investigating, officers learned of a sexual battery allegation against a […]

Woman kidnapped from West Marion Hospital

Woman kidnapped from West Marion Hospital

Ocala, Florida — A man was arrested before day-break Monday after police learned he had kidnapped woman. Ocala police said they responded to a local hospital in reference to a sexual battery. During the investigation, investigators learned that Robert Lee-Terrell Hicks, 33, had kidnapped the woman from West Marion Hospital, located at 4600 Southwest 46th Court. After […]

Formal Grievance filed against Police Chief Graham, accused of sexual harassment by female officers, multiple other complaints listed

Formal Grievance filed against Police Chief Graham, accused of sexual harassment by female officers, multiple other complaints listed

[Last updated on September 17, 2016, at 2:58 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Multiple sexual harassment complaints have been filed against Ocala Chief of Police Kenneth Gregory Graham. The Formal Grievance was filed on September 15, 2016. The Grievance states, “Simultaneous to the filing of this grievance, an EEOC complaint was also filed.” In the Grievance filed by […]

Local locksmith arrested, charged with 12 felonies

Local locksmith arrested, charged with 12 felonies

Ocala, Florida — A local locksmith was arrested after a mother discovered that her now 13-year-old daughter had been sexually abused by the 45-year-old. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says that John Henry Rapp, a locksmith from 2 in 1 Locksmith, located at 5555 South Pine Avenue, Ocala, was arrested and charged with 11 counts of […]

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 […]

Man who was falsely accused of rape, back in jail

Man who was falsely accused of rape, back in jail

Ocala, Florida — Probation officers say a man who was on felony probation was arrested after he left Marion County without permission. Records show that the man left Marion County for a job interview with Rita Staffing in Lakeland. In August of 2011, when he was just 18 years old and a senior at West […]

Corrections officer arrested for sexual battery; held without bond

Corrections officer arrested for sexual battery; held without bond

[Last updated om March 3, 2015, at 9:04 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — A corrections officer who worked for Marion Correctional Institution was arrested Friday, and is being held without bond. According to Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives, on February 26, a victim had arrived at the sheriff’s office and stated she had been sexually assaulted […]

Disney employee kidnaps and sexually batters coworker

Disney employee kidnaps and sexually batters coworker

Orlando, Florida — Earlier today, a Walt Disney World janitor was arrested for kidnapping and sexually battering a female coworker. The victim stated that the attacker, Gideon Paul Hunte, 49, pinned her against a wall in a custodial closet on Thursday evening. The victim also said that Hunte forced her onto her knees while he […]

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 […]

Marion Oaks teen charged in sexual assault

Marion Oaks teen charged in sexual assault

  Marion Oaks — Diamond L. Polycarpe, 19, of Marion Oaks is in jail facing numerous charges related to the sexual assault of a child. A case concerning Polycarpe was developed when detectives learned that the victim was taken to MRMC by her mom, to be treated for alcohol intoxication. According to reports, the victims […]