Stern warning from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to criminals

Stern warning from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to criminals

  Ocala, Florida — “I will not tolerate this type of violent criminal behavior, which puts Marion County citizens at risk,” Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair said during a press meeting Thursday. “This agency will be very proactive to stop the violent criminals before they seriously hurt someone.” This message comes after twin brothers Caleb […]

Victims Have A Chance To Get Stolen Property Back

Victims Have A Chance To Get Stolen Property Back

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, through the Evidence Division, is planning to reunite owners with their property. The event is planned for 1-4 p.m., Monday, June 2, 2014 on the main campus of the sheriff’s office at the multi-purpose building, 3300 N.W. 10th Street, Ocala. There will be more than 200 items […]

Summerfield Man Arrested; Charged With Five Felonies

Summerfield Man Arrested; Charged With Five Felonies

Summerfield, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man and chargeg him with five felonies after they say he resisted after being handcuffed. On May 19, 2014, Deputy Douglas Watts responded to the 1400 block of SE 55 Avenue in reference to a domestic altercation. When Deputy Watts arrived on the scene he could […]

Boy Charged With Poisoning Teacher

Boy Charged With Poisoning Teacher

Polk County, Florida — On May 21, 2014, Polk County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 14-year-old Zachary Malvasia of Lakeland, a student at Crystal Lake Middle School, and charged him with one count Poison Food/Water (F-1) for putting hand sanitizer in his teacher’s water. According to the affidavit, during the morning hours of May 20, 2014 the […]

Human Remains Found In An Ocala Backyard

Human Remains Found In An Ocala Backyard

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a possible unreported homicide that occurred at 3070 SW 89 Place in the year 2000. Information was given to the sheriff’s department two months ago concerning Jerry Chirstilaw, who has not been seen since 2000. The preliminary investigation has revealed that Chirstilaw died during […]

High speed chase on 484 ends with arrest

High speed chase on 484 ends with arrest

Ocala, Florida — An attempted traffic stop turned into a high speed chase earlier this week, leading to the arrest of a career criminal. On May 17, 2014, Deputy Tortora was traveling west in the 2000 block of SE 59th Street, when he saw a black Ford pickup truck traveling westbound at a high rate […]

Double suicide in Summerfield shocks family and friends

Double suicide in Summerfield shocks family and friends

Summerfield, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 3781 SE 141 Lane in reference to a suicide. When Deputy Mitchell Tucker arrived on the scene he was greeted by Jackie Slonaker whom shouted out, “They are dead, they are all dead.” According to reports, Slonaker seemed distraught and was motioning Deputy Mitchell to the […]

Marion County Sheriff’s Employee Found Dead

Marion County Sheriff’s Employee Found Dead

Ocala, Florida — An employee of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Bureau was found dead this afternoon. Brian C. Gibson, 30, was found after a member of SWAT noticed that Gibson’s car was parked in a spot normally reserved for SWAT. When an Emergency Management Employee brought the keys to move the car, […]

Ocala man that raped 11-year-old girl finally arrested

Ocala man that raped 11-year-old girl finally arrested

Ocala, Florida — On January 18, 2014 Detective Erik Dice was notified after a patrol deputy made contact with a group of juveniles who had allegedly broken into a vacant residence at 6605 NW 60th Court, Ocala. During the encounter, the deputy received information about an 11-year-old girl being raped by a man later identified […]

Former Owner Of Ray the Locksmith, Inc. Arrested

Former Owner Of Ray the Locksmith, Inc. Arrested

Ocala, Florida — On April 26, 2014, Kathryn Altman, 49, business woman and former owner of Ray the Locksmith, Inc., in Ocala, was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on a felony warrant. Corporation papers filed with the Florida Department of State Divisions of Corporations show Altman listed as the President/Officer/Director and Registered Agent […]

Sheriff Chris Blair Said, “Again I will say, medical use of marijuana for serious medical diseases is not what I have a problem with”

Sheriff Chris Blair Said, “Again I will say, medical use of marijuana for serious medical diseases is not what I have a problem with”

Ocala, Florida — Sheriff’s across Florida are gearing up for a campaign called “Don’t Let Florida Go To Pot,” a campaign against the legalization of marijuana. Voters will decide on the legalization of medical marijuana in November of 2014. The Florida Sheriff’s Association is heading up the campaign and is looking for huge support from […]

Murphy Express Armed Robbery Suspect Wanted

Murphy Express Armed Robbery Suspect Wanted

Ocala, Florida — Around 3:40 a.m., Monday, April 28, 2014, a suspect committed armed robbery of the Murphy Express, 17 Cedar Radial Pass, Ocala. Security photos show the suspect wearing a white T-shirt over his head, a dark long sleeve shirt, blue jeans and red sneakers. The witness described the suspect as a black male, […]

Former Belleview Sonny’s BBQ manager arrested

Former Belleview Sonny’s BBQ manager arrested

Ocala, Florida — An investigation into the former Belleview Sonny’s BBQ Manager Paul Bryan Orr, 37, which began on March 17, 2014, ended with his arrest on April 28, 2014. The investigation began when the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous cyber-tip in reference to child porn that had been uploaded using a Google […]

DCF walk-through reveals drug house

DCF walk-through reveals drug house

  Ocala, Florida — Jessica Price, 37, and Eric Westman, 37, both of Ocala, were arrested around 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014, at their residence along NE 37th Street. The incident unfolded when Price, Deputy Mark Swarbrick and a Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) investigator were conducting a walk-through at the listed address. […]

High speed chase in ocala exceeds 100 mph

High speed chase in ocala exceeds 100 mph

  Ocala, Florida — On April 16, 2014 Deputy M. Bowers, K9 Deputy J. Nix of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Interdiction Unit, and Deputy T. Lideratore of the Tactical Investigation Unit, observed a grey Lincoln Town car exit the south side parking lot of the Advanced Discount Auto Parts store located at 1601 West […]

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