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Ocala man arrested after burglarizing local business

A 32-year-old Ocala man has been arrested after causing property damage and stealing items from a local business.

On July 28, two Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a Marion Oaks Pass business in Ocala in reference to a burglary.

The deputies met with two employees who stated that between 3:45 pm. on July 27 and 7:00 a.m. the following morning, an individual later identified as Adam Eugene Davis cut a hole in the southeast perimeter fence.

Adam Eugene Davis

One of the employees had arrived at 7:00 a.m. on July 28 and noticed that a five-ton hydraulic jack had been moved from the front door of the building to the fence on the southeast perimeter.

The employee searched the nearby vehicles and sheds, and other items were either stolen or damaged.

It was later discovered that additional holes were cut in the north and south fence area, causing damage to the fences estimated at $2,500.

The deputies reviewed security camera photos taken during the time of the burglary and Davis was visible in the photos.

On November 4, in an unrelated incident, an MCSO deputy arrived at the 9000 block of SW 151st Place in Dunnellon in reference to a missing runaway juvenile that was possibly at a homeless camp in the area.

While searching the area, the deputy saw legs and feet sticking out of a pickup truck. When the deputy asked the individual to step away from the vehicle, the deputy recognized the man as Davis, a suspect in the previous burglary.

During a pat down of Davis, the deputy discovered a small bag with a clear crystal substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.

When asked about the burglary, Davis initially denied any involvement. The deputy showed Davis security camera photos of him at the location, and he responded by saying, “All right, you got me.”

Davis was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where he is currently being held on $35,500 bond.

He faces felony charges for criminal mischief, burglary, and drug possession. A court date has not been scheduled yet, according to jail records.