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Ocala police looking for man who broke into car, used debit cards fraudulently

Ocala police are looking for a man who allegedly burglarized a victim’s vehicle and used debit cards fraudulently.

Ocala woman arrested after fleeing scene, punching and choking deputy while tased

An Ocala woman was arrested after she was caught driving on a suspended license, fled the scene, and punched and choked a deputy after he tased her and attempted to remove her from her vehicle. 

Ocala man arrested for spray painting mural on road without permission

An Ocala man was arrested on a felony criminal mischief charge after he admitted to spray-painting a mural on a road without first obtaining permission from the county.

69-year-old Ocala man with active warrant, suspended license arrested with meth

An Ocala man who was caught driving with a suspended license was later found to be in possession of meth.

Ocala man arrested for cruelty after claiming he was swatting mosquito off child’s face

An Ocala man is facing a cruelty charge after claiming that the bruises on a baby's face and forehead were caused by an attempt to swat a mosquito.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office thanks public in identifying woman who stole $300 in Walmart merchandise

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is thanking the public for its help in identifying a 59-year-old woman who stole nearly $300 in merchandise from a local Walmart.

OPD looking for suspect in shooting near Ocala Wetland Recharge Park

The Ocala Police Department is looking for a suspect in connection with a shooting that took place near the Ocala Wetland Recharge Park. It is the third shooting reported by the agency since Thursday, when a 16-year-old was shot and killed at Sutton Place Apartments.

Man arrested in shooting at Promenade Apartments

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a shooting at Promenade Apartments in Ocala that left another man injured from a gunshot wound.

Ocala man arrested after cyberstalking, threatening to jeopardize woman’s custody over child

An Ocala man is being charged with cyberstalking after a victim claims he cut his wrist in front of her and threatened to reveal he is a sexual predator to her ex-husband so she would lose custody of her child.

Ocala man pawns nearly $35,000 worth of stolen tools

A 24-year-old Ocala man is facing 20 charges after a victim, whose daughter bonded the man out of jail in late June, claims he stole $35,000 worth of tools owned by her late husband.

Shooting at Promenade apartments is second reported in 24 hours

A second reported shooting at a local apartment complex in less than 24 hours has left one victim dead and another suffering from gunshot wounds at a local hospital.

Ocala teenager killed in fatal car accident

Thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Isaiah Wiggins, a 19-year-old Marion Technical College student who was killed in a crash this week at the intersection of NE 3rd Street and NE 10th Avenue.

Ocala teenager shot, killed at Sutton Place apartments

A 16-year-old Ocala teenager was shot and killed at Sutton Place Apartments late last night.

Ocala man facing over ten charges after fleeing, crashing into fence

An Ocala man faces more than ten charges after he fled from deputies and crashed into a home's fence.

Ocala man arrested on arson charge after setting trailer on fire

An Ocala man was recently arrested after a witness says he set a camper trailer on fire.

Ocala man arrested for allegedly attacking woman, breaking car windows

An Ocala man with two previous battery convictions was arrested on a third charge after allegedly attacking a woman, pushing her down the stairs, and breaking out the windows of her vehicle with a shovel.

Ocala man arrested after former coworker claims to be attacked over calling man ‘crack head’

An Ocala man was recently arrested after his former coworker claims the man went to his house and punched him in the face for allegedly calling him a “crack head” during an argument about a handgun.

Ocala man arrested after stealing $5,000 from bank drive-thru in The Villages

An Ocala man is being charged with grand theft after stealing $5,000 from a bank drive-thru in The Villages and trying to return it the following day after admitting he made an impulsive mistake.

Ocala woman arrested after juveniles claim she slapped, choked them

A 35-year-old Ocala woman is facing cruelty towards children charges after two juvenile victims claim she slapped and choked them after she had been drinking for a few days.

Ocala man receives life in prison for murder of ex-wife

Lisa Jeffrey's ex-husband, Bo Pete Jeffrey, was found guilty of her murder and sentenced to life in prison last week. Bo Pete Jeffrey killed Lisa on her birthday in 2018 and hid her body in garbage bags underneath a bed in his RV camper for a month before it was discovered by police.

OPD, MCSO chiefs visit border to address ‘ongoing opioid epidemic’ in local area

The heads of the Ocala Police Department and Marion County Sheriff’s Office recently completed a trip to the United States border with Mexico in order to “gain insights on the current border crisis” and address the “ongoing opioid epidemic” in Ocala. According to the Ocala Police Department, the agency has responded to 900 overdose incidents since 2018, with just under 140 of them ending in death.

Victim claims man choked her because tv ‘too loud’

A 66-year-old Ocala man was arrested after allegedly choking a victim because the television was too loud while he was singing.

Ocala man arrested after allegedly threatening to kill woman with pocketknife

An Ocala man was recently arrested after a woman claims the man threatened to kill her with a pocketknife and forced a pillow against her face at a hotel.

Ocala woman arrested after breathalyzer shows three times legal BAC limit

An Ocala woman who was allegedly seen swerving into on-coming traffic, was arrested on a DUI charge and blew over three times the legal blood alcohol content limit.