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Teen allegedly flaunting stolen firearm outside Jervey Gantt Park

A 19-year-old Ocala man was arrested outside a local park after we was allegedly caught flaunting a stolen, loaded firearm to a female. 

Bat-wielding man attacks neighbor over dog dispute, deputies say

A 40-year-old Fort McCoy man is facing an aggravated battery charge after he allegedly attacked one of his female neighbors with a baseball bat during an argument over her dogs.

Ocala Breeders’ Sales director accused of robbing PETA employee

An Ocala Breeders’ Sales director was arrested last week after he was accused of snatching a backpack from a PETA investigator who recorded the euthanasia of a horse involved in a racing workout accident.

VIDEO: Ocala woman forgets ABCs during DUI stop

A 61-year-old Ocala woman was arrested earlier this month on a drunk driving charge after she was unable to recite the alphabet during a traffic stop.

Ocala man indicted on meth, fentanyl distribution charges

A 41-year-old Ocala man was indicted this week for allegedly being caught multiple times with methamphetamine and fentanyl that he intended to distribute.

Cocaine found in DUI suspect’s pickup truck

A 25-year-old woman suspected of driving under the influence is facing additional charges after cocaine and marijuana were found in her vehicle during a traffic stop.

VIDEO: Burglar wanted by Belleview police

Belleview police are asking for help from the public to identify a suspect who recently burglarized a local store.

Ocala man caught masturbating in driveway

A 65-year-old Ocala man was arrested outside a local residence after a neighbor caught him masturbating in the driveway.

Ocala man extradited to face murder charge

A 41-year-old man accused of murdering a woman in Citra was extradited from Georgia to Marion County over the weekend.

Trial set for Belleview officer accused of drug, computer access offenses

A former Belleview police officer accused of possessing methamphetamine and providing information from law enforcement databases to unauthorized third parties is set to go to trial in the case. 

Ocala Walmart employee stops shoplifter with $800 of groceries in coolers

A 35-year-old man was arrested after a loss prevention officer at an Ocala Walmart allegedly watched the man conceal over $880 worth of groceries inside coolers and leave the store without paying.

Ocala felon falls asleep in SUV, wakes up to drug and firearm charges

A 37-year-old Ocala man was arrested on several drug-related charges, including trafficking in fentanyl, after he was found asleep inside an SUV that was parked on the side of the road.

Woman wanted by Ocala police for using stolen credit card at Rural King

The Ocala Police Department is asking for help from the public to identify the female suspect in a recent case involving a stolen credit card.

Serial bank robber gets 40-year sentence for robbery years after finishing 19-year stint

A 46-year-old man who spent 19 years in prison for robbing 8 banks will spend another 40 years behind bars after robbing another bank within two years of his previous release.

Ocala woman caught using over $300 in fake bills at Dollar General

A 55-year-old Ocala woman is facing multiple felony charges after she was caught using counterfeit $20 bills at a local Dollar General store.

3 wanted by Ocala police for using stolen credit card

Ocala police are asking for help from the public to identify three suspects in a recent case involving a stolen credit card.

Silver Springs man accused of choking woman during argument over butter

A 58-year-old Silver Springs man is behind bars after a woman accused him of throwing her to the kitchen floor and choking her during an argument over butter.

Ocala man faked marriage license, sexually battered teen girl, deputies say

A 26-year-old Ocala man who was allegedly in possession of a fake marriage license and adoption papers is being accused of sexually battering a teenage girl and attempting to harbor her from her parents.

Man admits to stealing pipes from Marion County construction site

A 53-year-old man was arrested last week after he allegedly confessed to stealing $1,500 worth of pipes from a construction site in Marion County.

Dirt biker flees from Ocala police with child in lap

Local authorities are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who placed a child in danger while fleeing from a traffic stop in Ocala.

OnlyFans model exposes himself to woman on Ocala trail

A 22-year-old man was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly exposed himself to a woman walking on an Ocala trail and asked her to use his phone to film him for his OnlyFans account.

Dunnellon landlord accused of breaking into tenant’s home, stealing over $2,000 in items

A 48-year-old landlord accused of breaking into a tenant’s home and stealing over $2,000 worth of items is facing additional felony charges after she allegedly asked a child to pull meth from her pocket while she was being arrested. 

Marion men accused of child sex crimes

Three men were recently arrested by the Ocala Police Department for charges related to sexual offenses against children online.

Man breaks into Marion home, sets fire to ‘keep rats away’

A 63-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly broke into a Silver Springs residence and started a fire in the living room.