Ocala Man Beats Pregnant Woman

Ocala Man Beats Pregnant Woman

  Ocala, Florida — On March 16, 2014 deputies met with a pregnant victim in the parking lot of the Marion Oaks Sheriff’s District Office after being rescued by a good Samaritan. The victim stated that she had stayed the night with James Phillips, 40, of 440 Marion Oaks Course, and that Phillips is the […]

Couple Charged With Theft Of Utilities

Couple Charged With Theft Of Utilities

  Ocala, Florida — On March 13, 2014 Samantha Ashley Hatfield, 29, and Phillip Coy Parker, 34, both of Silver Springs, were arrested and face a criminal charge of Theft of Utilities. The investigation began when someone contacted Ocala Electric through their website and indicated that someone illegally hooked up the electric to a house […]

Driver Blows 4 Times The Legal Limit

Driver Blows 4 Times The Legal Limit

  Ocala, Florida — Witnesses travelling along U.S. 27, called law enforcement around 6 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2014. The witnesses were concerned about a reckless driver in a red car. A Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived and briefly followed the suspected car. “I noticed that the vehicle straddled and crossed the center line […]

Ocala teens charged with attempted murder of girl’s parents

Ocala teens charged with attempted murder of girl’s parents

  Ocala, Florida — On Sunday, March 9, 2014, Detective Peavy, with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrived at Ocala Regional Medical Center after learning that a woman that had been transferred to the trauma unit, had been the victim of a brutal attack. After the victims lengthy surgery on her neck and throat was […]

Two teens charged in plot to murder parents

Two teens charged in plot to murder parents

  Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Special Investigations detectives arrested 13- year-old Yaquelin Galvez Don and 15-year-old Pedro H. Solis for conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder in the second-degree. The arrests came just before 5 p.m., Sunday, March 09, 2014. The victims were Don’s parents. According to the Marion […]

Ocala girl went from promising nurse, to her life being taken over by meth

Ocala girl went from promising nurse, to her life being taken over by meth

Ocala, Florida — Danielle Bordges, a Forest High School graduate inspired to become a healthcare professional and mother of a young boy, was just 18-years-old the first time she was arrested. Bordges has literally spent her entire adult life in-and-out of the Marion County Jail; mostly for charges of Simple Battery. Eventually Bordges started following […]

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Captain Suspended

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Captain Suspended

  Gainesville, Florida — Thursday, March 06, 2014, Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell placed Captain Keith Vermillion, one of her top commanders, on Administrative Suspension with pay effective immediately. The internal investigation was initiated by Sheriff Darnell and will be conducted by Captain Latrell Simmons, Office of Professional Standards. Sheriff Darnell said, “I have been […]

Woman Beater That Slammed Deputy In Face Is In Custody

Woman Beater That Slammed Deputy In Face Is In Custody

  Ocala, Florida — Today, March 6, 2014, Timothy Leandrew Swinton, 31, of Ocala, was arrested. On March 2, 2014 Deputy Rodriguez responded to the 6300 block of NW 57th Avenue,Ocala in response to a domestic disturbance. After speaking with the victim, Deputy Rodriguez Made contact with Swinton while he was sitting on the back […]

K-9 Takes Down A Fleeing Drug Dealer

K-9 Takes Down A Fleeing Drug Dealer

    Ocala, Florida — Dash cam video has been released of a chase that ensued on February 24, 2014. Deputy Crawford attempted to pull over a Silver Chevrolet Impala after determining the driver was speeding and the tint on the car appeared to be too dark. Once the vehicle stopped and Deputy Crawford exited […]

Ocala Man Robbed Church

Ocala Man Robbed Church

  Ocala, Florida — Today, March 5, 2014, Gregory Marshal Pierce, 37, of Ocala, was arrested and charged with Burglary, Grand Theft and Dealing in Stolen Property. The investigation started February 23, 2014 at Trinity Baptist Church of Ocala. Victims and witnesses told Marion County Sheriff’s Office investigators that between 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. […]

Prostitute claimed she just wanted companionship

Prostitute claimed she just wanted companionship

  Ocala, Florida — The Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) recently conducted a prostitution operation through Marion County for the sole purpose of identifying anyone selling sex for money. During the operation, an undercover officer posing as a “John” made contact with a woman, later identified as Amber Edwards, 26, while in the area […]

Extreme speed was factor; car ripped in half

Extreme speed was factor; car ripped in half

  Polk County, Florida — At approximately 12:48 am, on Monday, March 03, 2014, Davenport and Haines City Police were investigating a suspicious person on US 17/92 and North Boulevard, Davenport. As they were conducting their investigation, a white Nissan Altima, driven by 49-year-old Karen Reynolds Johnson, of St. Cloud, passed them at a high […]

Search Called Off For John Radabaugh Jr.

Search Called Off For John Radabaugh Jr.

  Ocklawaha, Florida — The search for John Radabaugh Jr. has been has now been called off. John Radabaugh Jr. went missing on February 25, 2014, while he and his father were raking leaves at their residence. His father went inside to answer the phone and when he returned, Radabaugh Jr. was gone. With a […]

Bomb threat locks down Marion County school

Bomb threat locks down Marion County school

  Ocala, Florida –Today, February 28, 2014, while serving as the School Resource Officer at Silver River Mentoring and Institution (SRMI), Officer Green with the Ocala Police Department was notified by the school’s Executive Director, Mike Nebesnyk, in reference to a note found on the hallway floor during bus offloads. The note indicated that there […]

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 […]

BB gun shooting suspects charged in $22K crime spree

BB gun shooting suspects charged in $22K crime spree

  Marion County, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives, using a tip from Crime Stoppers, were able to build a case against four adults who are now charged with a spree of BB gun shootings in Marion County. The four suspects, known as the “BB Gun Bandits,” are all from Weirsdale, they are accused […]

Suspects In Recent BB Gun Shootings In Custody

Suspects In Recent BB Gun Shootings In Custody

  Ocala, Florida — Investigators now have in custody….Four (4) adults who are top suspects in the recent rash of BB gun shootings that resulted in thousands of dollars in damages to vehicles. The suspects are being interviewed by investigators from multiple law enforcement agencies at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office South Central District Office, […]

Ocala woman threatened to cut her husbands throat

Ocala woman threatened to cut her husbands throat

  Ocala, Florida — On February 23, 2014, deputies responded to the 5600 block of NE 22nd Avenue in reference to a 911 call involving domestic violence. Upon arrival, Deputy Daniel Jones, made contact with a gentleman whom told Deputy Jones that [his] ex-wife, Renee A. Phillips, 39, tried to slit his throat. The man […]