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    Ocala, Florida -- The Marion County Sheriff's Office says they are taking bids and have set aside over $500,000 to have new fencing and razor wire installed around the jail. The decision comes after an inmate, Alexander Wayne Phillip, 20,...
    The Marion County Sheriff's Office says they are taking bids and have set aside over $500,000 to have new fencing and razor wire installed around the jail. The decision comes after an inmate, Alexander Wayne Phillip, 20, who had recently...
    Ocala, Florida -- A Florida Highway Patrol Trooper was patrolling the 6400 block of Northeast Jacksonville Road early Thursday morning when he spotted two juveniles in the parking lot of Oak Griner Baptist Church. After making contact with the juveniles,...
    Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods is being accused of instructing his jail employees to withhold vital health information from the families of inmates. This is a topic in which Ocala Post has received dozens of emails from both family members...
    UPDATE: On July 2, 2020, at approximately 8 a.m., less than 24 hours after this article was published, Judge Anthony Tatti signed an Order Releasing Defendant on His Own Recognizance with Conditions of Release. Gainesville Attorney Adam Stout said that...
    On Sunday, Marion County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Paul Bloom, 47, was driving east on County Road 464 when he rear-ended 65-year-old Hilroy Browne who was stopped for traffic. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, both vehicles were traveling east on...
    A Marion County Sheriff’s Office detective resigned following an internal affairs investigation that revealed he had sexually harassed several women within the agency. MCSO Detective Travis O’Cull, after being interviewed by an Internal Affairs Sgt., admitted that he had sent...
    A Marion County Sheriff's deputy was hospitalized after he crashed his patrol vehicle. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, MCSO Deputy Timothy Fretts, 29, was driving his marked K-9 unit, a 2015 Ford Explorer, north on Southeast 38th Street early...
    22-year-old Lorraine Gardner died Friday while in the custody of the Marion County Jail. According to MCSO, Gardner was found unresponsive and could not be revived. This is the third death of an inmate at the jail this year. Diana Lynn Eldredge,...
    Marion County -- The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating a May 15, two-vehicle crash caused by a Marion County sheriff's deputy. FHP said Deputy Joseph Soucey, 25, was "running code" (lights and sirens on) headed south on Southwest 140th avenue. Troopers...
    Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Schanding and Detention Deputy Dustin Lay resigned during an investigation into their conduct at the Marion County Sheriff's Office. According to records, the two men, who were good friends, violated department policies. The investigation started in...
    On April 28, 2017, a dash cam captured video of a Marion County sheriff's deputy breaking three laws in less than 10 seconds. The deputy in the video can be seen rolling through a stop sign, pulling out in front...
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), by the president's executive order, "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States," releases the Declined Detainer Outcome Report (DDOR) on a weekly basis. Detainers are placed on illegal immigrants arrested on...
    Ocala, Florida -- An internal affairs investigation found that A Marion County Jail corrections officer violated two Marion County Sheriff's Office directives. The corrections officer, Deputy Wancarlos Sanchez, resigned before the investigation could be complete. The investigation was initiated after two...
      Former Marion County Sheriff's deputy Jesse Alan Terrell, was found not guilty Wednesday afternoon. He was facing felony battery charges. Terrell, 33, is just one of five deputies accused of beating suspected drug dealer Derrick Price, 44, during an arrest...
    Ocala, Florida -- A veteran Marion County sheriff's deputy has resigned following the announcement of an internal affairs investigation. On October 10, 2016, The National Center of Missing and Exploited Children electronically delivered 18 photographs to the Marion County Sheriff's...
    An Ocklawaha man says he was beaten by a Marion County sheriff's deputy while attending a wedding. On December 16, an unnamed source contacted Ocala Post and stated that the circumstances of the incident needed to be investigated. According to a...
    Ocala, Florida -- A Marion County Sheriff's Office patrol volunteer was arrested after he repeatedly struck a female child in the face. On September 13, deputies responded to the Marion Oaks Subdivision in reference to a battery on a child. The incident...
    Marion County -- Former Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair withdrew his candidacy for re-election. In a letter to Supervisor of Elections, Welsley Wilcox, Blair wrote, “Having duly qualified for election for the office of Sheriff of Marion County, in the...
    Ocala, Florida -- Following the July 17 removal of 147 crime prevention kiosks around Marion County, Ofab Inc. CEO, Lawrence R. Amyotte, spoke out about the issue. In a July 15 article, Ocala Post wrote, "The exterior of the kiosks...