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Man who claims he wouldn’t touch a woman charged with trying to strangle one

A man who told deputies he’d never put his hands on a woman was charged with attempting to strangle one during a domestic dispute.

Ocala teenager charged with premeditated murder in October robbery

An Ocala teenager was arrested earlier this week and charged with first degree premeditated murder in connection with a robbery that took place this past October. We’ve got details from the arrest report.

Ocala man jailed after motorist records gunfire-laced road rage incident

An 85-year-old Ocala man is behind bars after a motorist provides deputies with footage of a road rage incident. We’ve got the footage and details from the arrest report.

Screaming man on high school baseball field forces players to take cover at Lake...

Marion County sheriff’s deputies hurried to Lake Weir High School last week after receiving a call for help from coaches at the facility. When deputies...

Ocala woman to answer in court after alleged theft of men’s shirts at Belk

An Ocala woman will have to answer in court after an alleged shirt theft at Belk in The Villages. Judith Castillo, 47, entered the store...

Ocala woman nabbed on probation violation for 2016 grand theft charge

An Ocala woman who was wanted for violating her probation on a grand theft charge was arrested early Tuesday morning at the Marion County...

Trace Adkins’ video director arrested after DUI-related crash in Ocala

An award-winning Nashville music video director with strong ties to country star Trace Adkins was arrested Saturday in Ocala after being videotaped urinating on...

Fraudster nails Marion County Sheriff’s Office with $250 gas card purchase

In today’s world where fraud runs rampant, even a sheriff’s office can become a victim. That’s exactly what happened last week when an employee in...

Wal-Mart worker riding with brother to Summerfield store accused of falsifying travel voucher

A Wal-Mart employee was arrested at the Summerfield store last week after the company claimed she was falsifying travel vouchers. Christelle Pierre, 27, who lives...

Game of Rock Paper Scissors turns ugly when grade-school student exposes himself

A school resource officer at an Ocala elementary school was called Thursday after a student exposed himself to his classmates as they played a...

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