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Ocala man arrested after multiple thefts, threatening victim with gun

An Ocala man was arrested on fraud and burglary charges after allegedly using stolen credit cards and threatening a victim who confronted him with a gun.

On June 29, a victim says he realized his vehicle was broken into once he noticed charges on his bank account and could not find his wallet. He stated the incident occurred between June 28 and June 29. The victim says he knew his wallet was in his vehicle because he had gone through a drive-thru the night before, according to the sheriff’s report.

The victim’s debit card was used multiple times after it was stolen. including to purchase food from Zaxby’s and Northgate Diner in Ocala. A Redbox movie was also purchased along with additional items from local gas stations, according to the report.

While conducting a neighborhood patrol, a Marion County Sheriff’s deputy contacted a second victim who says he walked outside to get something from his vehicle and noticed an unknown person walking away from his sister’s vehicle, the report states.

The victim claims he saw 20-year-old Shaymus Turbeville try to unlock his sister’s vehicle door, the report states.

The victim says Turbeville claimed he was looking for a friend, and the victim said he began to chase Turbeville because he was aware of recent burglaries in the area.

The victim claims Turbeville turned around and pointed a gun at him, threatening to shoot him. The victim says he went back home because he was in fear, according to the report.

On July 12, the deputy located video footage of Turbeville making transactions at the Northgate Diner located at 4541 N Jacksonville Road. The witness claimed Turbeville is a regular customer, and she is friends with his mother.

Turbeville was later found and arrested. During the arrest he uttered “is it about the cards?” Turbeville claims he bought stolen cards from someone he met on Snapchat. He admitted to using the stolen cards and denied committing the burglary of the first victim’s vehicle, according to the report.

Turbeville was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail on July 12 with a bond set at $33,000. He was charged with petit theft, fraud, burglary, and aggravated assault.