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Friday, June 18, 2021

Ocala Man destroys more than $600 worth of construction at baseball field

A 20-year-old Ocala man was charged with burglary after admitting to destroying construction at a baseball field.

The owner of the Rayken Enterprises Promo baseball field reported she caught 20-year-old Chadrick Gazader attempting to drive around a locked key chain-link fence at the field.

The owner did not want to press charges initially, but said she returned to the field the following morning and discovered hundreds of dollars of damaged property, including padlocks valued at $50, a chain link fence gate valued at $300, a fence post valued at $200, and two bent no trespass signs. The victim reported her estimated total loss value at $615.

A Marion County Sheriff deputy made contact with Gazader who admitted to using a skateboard to break the pad locks. Gazader says he threw the gate across the road, according to the report.

Gazader was transported to the Marion County Jail on June 3 with a bond set at $4,000. Gazader was charged with damage property, grand theft and burglary. A court date is set for July 6 at 9 a.m. and July 8 at 1 p.m., jail records show.