Ocala man jailed after returning to farm supply store where he wasn’t welcome

An Ocala man was jailed Sunday after returning to a farm supply store where he had been trespassed from in June.

Ocala Police officers were called to the Rural King at 2999 NW 10th St. and while en route they were told that the suspect, 48-year-old John Archie Issac, had left the store and was last seen walking north on NW 27th Avenue wearing a blue T-shirt and black shorts.

John Archie Issac was arrested Sunday afternoon after a trespassing incident at the Rural King located at 2999 NW 10th St. in Ocala.

An officer quickly made contact with Issac, who had removed his shirt. He told the officer that his name was Steve Miller and he was born on May 7, 1969. He then changed his date of birth to May 6, 1969 and said he didn’t know his Social Security number, a police report says.

The officer asked Issac what had happened at the nearby Rural King and whether he had been trespassed from the property. He said he had been trespassed “a long time ago” and had just been cutting through the parking lot on the way home, the report says.

After a computer check showed no information on “Steve Miller,” Issacs was placed in handcuffs. He then gave the officer his real name and employees of Rural King confirmed the man they had called about was named John Issac, the report says.

The Rural King manager showed another officer surveillance video footage of Issac exiting the business and walking under an overhang at approximately 1:50 p.m. She also showed the officer the trespass warning that was issued to Issac on June 26.

Issac was then placed under arrest and transported to the Marion County Jail, where he was charged with trespassing and giving false identification to a law enforcement officer. He was being held on $2,000 bond and is due in court on Sept. 12 at 9:30 a.m. to answer to the charges.