Cole Decker Released After Posting A $75,000 Bond

Cole Decker Released After Posting A $75,000 Bond

  Marion County — Marion County residents beware of a dangerous sex offender who was released from the Marion County Jail on bond at 11:49 a.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2013. Cole Stephen Decker, 19, as of October 30, 2013, was being held on one count of Capital Sexual Battery on a Child under 12 […]

Family Dollar Robbed Authorities Need Your Help

Family Dollar Robbed Authorities Need Your Help

  Volusia County, Florida — The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to catch a man who committed an armed robbery in Deltona on the morning of Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Around 7:30 a.m. a woman called the sheriff’s office to report that she had been robbed as she walked out of the […]

Robert Buchanan Arrested For Sexual Battery

Robert Buchanan Arrested For Sexual Battery

  Summerfield, Florida — On November 4, 2013, a woman called the Marion County Sheriff’s to report that the 19-year-old boy identified as Robert Lee Buchanan, had sexually molested her daughter. According to reports, the victim’s mother advised deputies that Buchanan is a family friend who had been living with them for several months. The […]

Big Oak Tow Truck Carjacked

Big Oak Tow Truck Carjacked

  Marion County — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two suspects who carjacked a tow truck driver. This incident took place around 12:45 a.m., Wednesday, November 06,2013 along the 8400 block of NW 193rd Street in Reddick. The victim [driver] told detectives he got a call to tow a vehicle to Gainesville. […]

Arsonist targeting law enforcement in Marion County

Arsonist targeting law enforcement in Marion County

  Ocala, Florida — Marion County law enforcement are under attack, and this time it’s not from the Commission. Marion county has an arsonist that is targeting law enforcement. As with any arsonist, the fear of him/her evolving is always a possibility, according to experts. Experts agree that this is a situation that should not […]

Search Continues For Yessenia Suarez And Her Two Children

Search Continues For Yessenia Suarez And Her Two Children

  Daytona Beach, Florida — Sheriff Ben Johnson and the commanders of both the investigative and search components of Yessenia Suarez case met Monday afternoon with the family of Yessenia Suarez and her children, Michael and Thalia Otto. At the meeting, the group reviewed the progress of the ongoing search efforts that have been undertaken […]

Trick-Or-Treat 2013 Operation Candy Sweep

Trick-Or-Treat 2013 Operation Candy Sweep

  Marion County, Florida — (October 31, 2013) – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Department of Corrections, the Dunnellon and Ocala Police departments, will conduct Operation Candy Sweep VIII “2013”. It is happening from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m., Thursday, October 31, 2013 throughout Marion County. The focus of this multi-agency operation […]

Michelle Lucus arrested after Chevron bathroom incident

Michelle Lucus arrested after Chevron bathroom incident

  Ocala, Florida — On October 25, 2013, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a six-year-old boy was sexually battered by an adult female, later identified as Michelle Lucus, 46, of Ocala. During a forensic interview, the six-year-old told authorities that on October 25, 2013, he was walking to the Chevron gas […]

Florida Department Of Corrections Officer Scott Johns arrested for Capital Sexual Battery

Florida Department Of Corrections Officer Scott Johns arrested for Capital Sexual Battery

  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Monday, October 21, 2013, from an Ocala woman claiming that she had caught her “significant other” molesting her daughter in the child’s bed. According to reports, the mother told deputies that she woke up around 5:40 a.m., and discovered her significant other, […]

William Clark Arrested After DNA Ties Him To Burglary

William Clark Arrested After DNA Ties Him To Burglary

  Winter Haven, Florida — On Monday, October 21, 2013, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Todd William Clark, 41, of Winter Haven, charging him with Grand Theft and Business Burglary. On May 19, 2013 Marc’s Auto Repair/Thrift Store was burglarized. Approximately $500.00 in miscellaneous items were stolen to include a child’s bicycle, stuffed […]

Mother arrested for brutal child beating video posted on Facebook

Mother arrested for brutal child beating video posted on Facebook

Polk County, Florida — Vivian Vosburg, 30, of 3143 Crystal Hills Drive, has been arrested. Vosburg is the mother of Guadalupe Shaw, the 14-year-old charged with Felony Aggravated Stalking after the suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick. Vosburg has been charged with two counts of Child Abuse with Bodily Harm, and four counts of Child Neglect. […]

Man arrested after getting girl pregnant

Man arrested after getting girl pregnant

  Volusia County, Florida — A convicted sex offender is facing new charges in Volusia County after authorities discovered he was having sex with an underage girl. An investigation began after a family member of the underage girl called the probation officer of Anthony Williams, 36, to report that the teenage girl was living with […]

Man arrested after beating woman over Facebook post

Man arrested after beating woman over Facebook post

Ocala, Florida — When Deputy David Grantham was dispatched to a domestic disturbance call in the 5500 block of SW 129 Place Road, he was met by a female with tears rolling down her cheeks. She told Deputy Grantham after she returned home from working the night shift, Tavis Jamain Johnson, 30, woke her because […]

Craigslist scams on the rise

Craigslist scams on the rise

If you are someone that enjoys the ease of advertising items for sale on Craigslist you should be aware of the possible scams that are lurking involving prospective buyers of your merchandise. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office has been experiencing an increase of reported fraudulent activity through Craigslist ads. The scam works as follows:   […]

Carlee Moore cooked meth with her 6-Year-Old present

Carlee Moore cooked meth with her 6-Year-Old present

Deltona, Florida — Over the weekend, a tip led Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies to a house in Deltona where methamphetamine was being cooked in the presence of a 6-year-old child. Investigators spent several hours clearing out the highly dangerous chemicals found inside the residence located at 2555 Doyle Road, the home of 31-year-old Carlee Moore and […]

Katelyn Roman & Guadalupe Shaw arrested for Rebecca Sedwick’s suicide

Katelyn Roman & Guadalupe Shaw arrested for Rebecca Sedwick’s suicide

  Polk County, Florida — On Monday, October 14, 2013, Polk County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives arrested and charged two middle school students as a result of numerous interviews conducted by PCSO detectives who are investigating the suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick of Lakeland that occurred on September 10, 2013. According to reports, from December 2012 […]

Taurus Moye Person Of Interest In Murder Of Davonte Lewis

Taurus Moye Person Of Interest In Murder Of Davonte Lewis

Polk County, Florida — Authorities in Polk County are seeking information into the homicide of Davonte Lewis, which occurred on October 11, 2013. 35-year-old Taurus Terrell Moye, who has an active arrest warrant for Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon, has been named a person of interest in the case and is being […]

Fatal Shooting at Serenity Apartments In Ocala

Fatal Shooting at Serenity Apartments In Ocala

    Ocala, Florida — Shortly after midnight, Friday, October 11, 2013, shots were fired at 4744 N.E. 32nd Lane in Ocala (Serenity Apartments). According to detectives, an altercation occurred at a bar near the Serenity Apartments involving four individuals. Two of the four people involved left the bar but were followed by the other […]