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 […]

OPD: Concerned over escalation of violence; robberies, 91-year-old beat and shot

OPD: Concerned over escalation of violence; robberies, 91-year-old beat and shot

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is investigating a series of robberies that have occurred over the the past four months at the following locations: Dollar General — 1111 W SILVER SPRINGS BLVD  on 03/26/2015  at 10:56 a.m. Kangaroo Express — 909 NE 28TH ST  on 04/01/2015 at 1:55 a.m. Family Dollar — 2195 […]

Family heartbroken after family pet found slain

Family heartbroken after family pet found slain

Sparr, Florida — A family is grieving after the tragic loss of one of their two dogs. Madelyn Parker, of Sparr, said the last few days have been very traumatic for her family after they found that their pet dog, Ziek, had been shot dead. It has been especially devastating for her 5-year-old son, Easton. Parker […]

Marion Oaks murder suspect on the run

Marion Oaks murder suspect on the run

Marion Oaks — Marion County sheriff’s Detectives are searching for a 19-year-old suspect who shot his stepfather to death in Marion Oaks Friday night. At approximately 11 p.m., dispatchers received a 911 call regarding a shooting located at, 7819 Southwest 128th Street Road. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found Johnathon Thurman in the […]

OPD officer who fired 23 rounds into an occupied vehicle, fired

OPD officer who fired 23 rounds into an occupied vehicle, fired

Orlando, Florida — The Orlando Police department has fired one of its officers after an internal investigation revealed he violated department policy as well as Florida statutes. On February 24, 2014, an investigation was initiated against Officer David Johnston, 25, for violation of Obedience to Laws and Department Procedures, Obedience to Policies and Procedures and […]

Ocala police officer died from his injuries after training accident

Ocala police officer died from his injuries after training accident

[Last updated on April 6, 2015, at 10:10 p.m.] An Ocala police officer has died as the result of an accidental shooting that occurred on Monday. According to Ocala Police Department Public information Officer Sergeant Angy Scroble, Officer Jared Forsyth, 33, was at the Lowell Correctional Institute firing range for a firearms training exercise when […]

Ocala man charged with Easter weekend murder

Ocala man charged with Easter weekend murder

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala Man was charged with Second-Degree Murder Easter Sunday after he was accused of shooting and killing another man during an argument Saturday. In addition to the aforementioned charge, he was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a convicted Felon, Use of a Firearm during a Felony, and Violation of […]

Shooting at Laurel Park Apartments

Shooting at Laurel Park Apartments

[Last updated on March 29, 2015, at 2:43 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — There has been another shooting in Ocala, this time at Laurel Park Apartments, 100 Northwest 23rd Avenue. According to police, a man identified as Delvontaye R. Boyd, 23, was shot and killed between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The call came in […]

Silver Springs Shores man shot to death

Silver Springs Shores man shot to death

Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, at approximately 1 a.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a shooting at 8810 Southeast 88th Place in Silver Springs Shores. Upon arrival, deputies found Robert J. Wilson, 30, deceased. He had been shot multiple times. Detectives on scene said it appeared to be […]

9-year-old girl shot in head with BB gun

9-year-old girl shot in head with BB gun

Ocala, Florida — On March 15, 2015, Deputies Nickolas Frost and Gregory Bicksler responded to the 6000 block of Southeast 144 Place in Belleview Hills Estates, in reference to a 9-year-old girl being shot twice with a BB gun. According to reports, the girl was visiting with her friend and was outside picking up her […]