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Crime, police reports, and local investigations for Ocala, Marion County, and the surrounding communities.

Beard-grabbing Fort McCoy woman jailed after spat over rent money

A Fort McCoy woman was arrested earlier this week for allegedly grabbing her roommate by the beard and striking him repeatedly in the face during an argument over rent money.

Chefs of Napoli founder bonds out on sex trafficking charges as retired postal worker...

The founder of a popular Ocala Italian restaurant who was charged with human trafficking last week is out of jail, while a local retired postal inspector arrested on the same charges remains behind bars.

Marion sheriff seeks help in nabbing gas station wallet bandit

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help in identifying a man caught on surveillance video stealing a wallet at an Ocala gas station recently.

Brawling brothers jailed after fight at mom’s house

Dinner at mom’s house ended with two brothers in the Marion County Jail after a violent family brawl.

20-year-old Ocala man found unconscious in SUV behind bars on drug charges

An Ocala man who initially was reported as being unconscious in his vehicle was arrested Tuesday night on drug charges.

Ocala man who slammed into tree after “clubbing” charged with DUI

An Ocala man was charged with his second offense of driving under the influence of alcohol after a running into a tree Sunday morning.

Drug charges added to Fort McCoy man’s domestic battery beef

A Fort McCoy man who was being arrested on a domestic battery charge had drug charges added after THC and a vape pen were discovered in a search of his pockets.

Ocala passenger in stop sign-running vehicle caught with crack cocaine

A passenger in a car stopped for running a stop sign was charged Monday with possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence and resisting arrest after he allegedly tried to throw away a plastic bag containing crack cocaine while he was being detained.

Witnesses back victim’s account of nasty domestic spat

An Ocala woman who claimed she was the victim in a domestic altercation ended up being the one charged when two juvenile witnesses corroborated the victim’s claim that he was the one who was battered.

Ocala man behind bars for 17th time after car crash

An Ocala man who’s been arrested 17 times since 2006 was charged for the third time with driving with a suspended license after a car crash on Monday.

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