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Ocala convicted felon with loaded firearm sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison

A 33-year-old Ocala man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

Ocala man caught on video threatening victim with knife

A 59-year-old Ocala man was arrested after he threatened a male victim with a knife during an altercation that was filmed on the victim’s cellphone.

Two men arrested in Marion County after being accused of stealing mail

Two men were arrested on Wednesday after they were accused of stealing mail from United States Postal Service collection boxes in Marion County.

Crime Stoppers offering $9,500 reward for information on fatal New Year’s Day shooting in Ocala

The Ocala Police Department is still investigating the shooting that killed two men and wounded four others on New Year’s Day, and a $9,500 reward is being offered to encourage anyone with information to come forward.

Ocala man arrested after making fraudulent returns at Walmart

A 27-year-old Ocala man was arrested after he was caught making fraudulent returns at a local Walmart.

Ocala convicted felon indicted for possessing Glock firearm, ammo

A 29-year-old convicted felon from Ocala was indicted this week on charges of possessing a firearm and ammunition.

Two teens arrested after stolen gun found in bathroom at Forest High School

Two teenagers were recently arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a stolen handgun that was found inside a bathroom at Forest High School last year.

Man charged with DUI after crashing into Ocala business, fleeing from officers

A 22-year-old Dunnellon man is being charged with driving under the influence after he crashed into an Ocala business and fled from police officers early Monday morning.

Citra man arrested after stealing copper wire from local gas station

A 26-year-old Citra man was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff's Office after he admitted to stealing copper wires from a local gas station.

Dunnellon police looking for retail theft suspect

Dunnellon police are seeking any information from the public that could help identify the suspect in a retail theft case.

Ocala man flees from deputy after failing field sobriety test

A 40-year-old Ocala man is facing several charges, including driving under the influence, after he failed a field sobriety test and fled from a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

Man arrested in Ocala after being caught driving stolen vehicle

A 54-year-old man was arrested on a multitude of charges after he was caught driving a stolen vehicle in Ocala.

Ocala woman arrested after allegedly stabbing man with screwdriver

A 34-year-old Ocala woman was arrested after a man claimed that she stabbed him in the head and neck with a screwdriver.

Homeless woman jailed after breaking into Ocala business, stealing pickup truck

A 45-year-old homeless woman was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff's Office after she broke into a local business and stole a pickup truck.

Dunnellon brothers charged with animal cruelty after deceased dog found hanging on fence

Two brothers from Dunnellon have been charged with aggravated animal cruelty after a deceased dog was found hanging by a chain over a fence on their property.

Silver Springs man with prior battery convictions accused of punching woman in face

A 42-year-old Silver Springs man with two prior felony battery convictions was arrested after a woman claimed that he punched her in the face during an argument that became physical.

Ocala woman charged with pawning stolen jewelry, laptop computer

A 24-year-old Ocala woman was arrested after she was accused of pawning a stolen laptop computer and jewelry.

Security guard accused of raping teen girl at Ocala movie theater

A 31-year-old armed security guard was arrested by the Ocala Police Department after a teenage girl accused him of raping her at a local movie theater.

Ocala man accused of punching, choking woman after argument turns physical

A 39-year-old Ocala man was arrested after a woman accused him of punching and choking her during an argument that became physical.

Man arrested after being accused of choking, punching girlfriend in hotel room

A 32-year-old man was arrested by the Ocala Police Department after his girlfriend accused him of choking and punching her inside a hotel room.

Ocala man with revoked license jailed after fleeing from sheriff’s deputy

A 36-year-old Ocala man with a revoked driver’s license was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after he fled from a deputy who had attempted to conduct a traffic stop.

Three women wanted for theft at Winn-Dixie liquor store

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help to identify three women who are wanted in connection with a theft at a local liquor store.

17-year-old girl charged with attempted murder, two others arrested in connection with Ocala shooting

The Ocala Police Department arrested three individuals, including a 17-year-old girl, in connection with a shooting that occurred on SW 1st Street on Saturday morning.

Ocala man arrested after allegedly kicking in front door of girlfriend’s home

A 24-year-old Ocala man was arrested after his girlfriend accused him of kicking in the front door of her residence.