Man found shot in front of residence, later died

Man found shot in front of residence, later died

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department detectives are investigating a shooting death that occurred Wednesday night. According to reports, at approximately 8:09 p.m., on February 17, officers responded to 1307 Northwest 12th Avenue in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived, they located a black male, later identified as Mallory D. Moton, lying on the […]

Teen arrested for home invasion shooting

Teen arrested for home invasion shooting

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department detectives arrested a teenager after he admitted to shooting a 38-year-old man in the abdomen. According to a press release, on February 14, officers responded to Laurel Park Apartments, located at 100 Northwest 23rd Place, in reference to a home invasion in which five unknown, armed, black males entered a […]

Shooting leaves deputy injured, suspect dead

Shooting leaves deputy injured, suspect dead

[Last updated on February 4, 2016, at 10:28 a.m.] Ocala, Florida — A Marion County sheriff’s deputy and an unidentified suspect were injured Wednesday night during a shooting at the Marathon gas station, located at 1940 SE 58th Ave, also known as Baseline Road. At approximately 7:00 p.m., MCSO deputies were dispatched to the Marathon […]

Bail bondsman arrested after shooting

Bail bondsman arrested after shooting

Ocala, Florida — The owner of a local bail bonds company was arrested after he fired a shot at one of his clients. According to reports, two males, later identified as Larry Muir, 69, and Hans Hernandez, 49, were chasing Dorothea Stolicker, who was out on bond through ABC Bail Bonds. Muir is the owner […]

MCSO: Shots fired at SWAT and UDEST agents

MCSO: Shots fired at SWAT and UDEST agents

Pedro, Florida  — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said law enforcement officials were met with gunfire as they attempted to serve a warrant on Wednesday morning. According to MCSO Lt. Ryan Robbins, SWAT members and agents with the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) were shot at while serving a high-risk drug search warrant at 332 […]

2 more arrested in Cloud 9 nightclub shooting

2 more arrested in Cloud 9 nightclub shooting

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two more criminals involved in the shooting that took place at the Cloud 9 nightclub on September 13, 2015. These arrests make a total of three in this case, after Laquan Ria’Mel Barrow, 24, was arrested on September 21, 2013. Six people were shot on […]

Arrest made: Cloud 9 shooter had been questioned in previous shooting

Arrest made: Cloud 9 shooter had been questioned in previous shooting

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Special Investigations has  made an arrest in the September 13, 2015, Cloud 9 nightclub shooting. On Monday, MCSO and the US Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Laquan Ria’Mel Barrow, 24. He has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Benetria Robinson, […]

Cloud 9 nightclub faces closure; nuisance to Ocala

Clean up the prostitutes, violence, and drugs or close

Cloud 9 nightclub faces closure; nuisance to Ocala

Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office put the nightclub, Cloud 9, on notice — either clean it up or be shut down. MCSO sent a certified letter of Notice of a Potential Drug-Related Public Nuisance Abatement Action to nightclub owner, Anthony T. Pastorino. A nuisance abatement, as a legal term, is a […]

Teen arrested for beating and shooting of 91-year-old woman

Second suspect at large

Teen arrested for beating and shooting of 91-year-old woman

Ocala, Florida — A boy was arrested on Wednesday and charged with Attempted Felony Murder and Home Invasion Robbery for the beating and shooting of a 91-year-old woman that occurred in June. According to the arrest affidavit, someone called in an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers after reading about the incident in the media. The tipster provided […]

Shooting at local nightclub leaves 5 injured and one dead

Shooting at local nightclub leaves 5 injured and one dead

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department, assisted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, are investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 130 a.m. outside an Ocala nightclub. Ocala Police were the first to arrive at Cloud 9, located at 1910 South Pine Avenue, Ocala, following the shooting. When Ocala police arrived, they found that […]

Man hit, threatened to shoot, and fired weapon at teenage girl

Man hit, threatened to shoot, and fired weapon at teenage girl

Silver Springs Shores — A Summerfield man faces multiple felony charges after he hit, threatened to shoot, and fired a weapon at a teenage girl Monday. The incident occurred near Teak Run, Ocala. The victim told deputies that the altercation began via Facebook, when Absalom Torres’ girlfriend, Crystal Ramos, 22, began making threats against her. The victim […]

Sheriff: Mother murdered father, 6-year-old daughter

Sheriff: Mother murdered father, 6-year-old daughter

Lakeland, Florida — A 25-year-old Central Florida woman is behind bars following the murder of her 6-year-old daughter and 50-year-old father. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office released a detailed report of the incident on Monday morning. On August 1, 2015, Polk County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 5221 Drane Field Road, Lakeland, in reference to a […]

Governor Rick Scott takes immediate action to secure Florida Guardsmen

Governor Rick Scott takes immediate action to secure Florida Guardsmen

Tallahassee, Florida – In light of the cowardly attack that was perpetrated against U.S. military personnel, which was carried out by a Muslim terrorist on U.S. soil, Governor Rick Scott has taken action. Governor Scott today released an executive order instructing the Florida Adjunct General to take immediate actions to secure Florida Guardsmen who work in […]