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Ocala man accused of pointing, firing gun over grass being cut at his mobile home

An Ocala mobile home park resident is being accused of pointing a firearm at a man and firing several shots in the air because the man was mowing the resident's lawn on orders from management.

Ocala man accused of showing porn to young girl, offering cash to masturbate in front of her

A 40-year-old Ocala man has been arrested on accusations that he showed pornographic videos to a young girl and attempted to pay her to watch him masturbate.

New Paramount+ series showcasing Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies, air unit

The Marion County Sheriff's Office will be featured in a new, 10-episode series on Paramount+ that highlights the organization's law enforcement personnel and state-of-the-art aircraft.

Marion man accused of battering woman threatens deputies, damages patrol vehicle

A 46-year-old Umatilla man accused of battering a woman is facing additional charges after he allegedly resisted arrest, threatened several law enforcement officers, and damaged a patrol vehicle.

Target theft suspect points gun at employee, Ocala police say

A 35-year-old Ocala man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly stole over $170 worth of clothing from a local Target and pointed a gun at an employee who confronted him.

Ocala felon allegedly caught with loaded revolver during traffic stop

A 34-year-old man on felony probation was arrested by Ocala police after a loaded revolver was allegedly found in his possession during a traffic stop.

$5K reward offered to help find suspect who beat, sexually battered 91-year-old in Marion home

A $5,000 cash reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man accused of beating and sexually battering a 91-year-old Reddick woman in her home early Sunday morning.

Felony arrest for illegal dumping in Ocala National Forest topic of upcoming press conference

Marion County officials are hosting a press conference next week to provide details on a felony arrest made for illegal dumping in the Ocala National Forest that they described as a "groundbreaking development in the ongoing battle against litter."

Woman charged with DUI manslaughter in Ocala crash that killed father

A woman who allegedly registered over twice the legal blood alcohol limit after causing a fatal accident on Wednesday night has been arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter in connection with the crash, which claimed the life of a father and left another individual critically injured. 

91-year-old woman beaten, sexually battered in Marion home

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the public to identify and locate a male suspect accused of beating and sexually battering a 91-year-old Reddick woman in her home early Sunday morning.

Ocala fraud victim suing city to get back $63,000 stolen by scammers through Coinhub ATMs

A local resident who was scammed out of tens of thousands of dollars has filed a civil lawsuit against the city, claiming the Ocala Police Department has not returned over $63,000 that it successfully obtained from Coinhub automatic teller machines.

Marion woman threatens to ‘f**king stab’ sister during argument over wheelbarrow

An argument over a wheelbarrow led to the arrest of a 31-year-old Belleview woman after she was accused of threatening to stab her sister with a knife.

Ocala man allegedly threatens to stab 2 men with knife in Circle K parking lot

A 52-year-old Ocala man is facing felony assault charges after he allegedly approached two men in a Circle K parking lot and threatened to stab them with a pocketknife.

Ocala 7-Eleven employee accused of stealing hundreds of dollars over two months

An employee at a 7-Eleven in Ocala was arrested over the weekend after the business for which he works inadvertently discovered that he allegedly stole hundreds of dollars over a two-month period.

Trespasser accused of stealing $300 check from Ocala bar

A 42-year-old Ocala woman was arrested this week after a local bar accused her of trespassing and stealing a $300 check.

Reddick man found with over 130 grams of marijuana, loaded gun during traffic stop

A 19-year-old Reddick man was arrested last week after nearly 140 grams of marijuana and a loaded firearm were allegedly found in his car during a traffic stop.

Stolen bail bond payments land Dunnellon woman behind bars

A 45-year-old Dunnellon woman who was transferred hundreds of dollars to bail another woman out of jail has been arrested on fraud and grand theft charges after she allegedly kept the money.

Man steals iPhone left by customer at Ocala McDonald’s

A 55-year-old Ocala man is facing a felony theft charge after he pocketed an iPhone that a customer had accidentally left inside a local McDonald’s.

Ocala woman hits husband with machete during argument over internet service

An argument over a lack of internet service led to the arrest of a 54-year-old Ocala woman after she was accused of hitting her husband with a machete.

Two Ocala men get lengthy prison sentences for drug trafficking

Two Ocala men were recently found guilty by a Marion County jury on a total of 20 counts related to drug trafficking.

Cocaine, open beer found in DUI suspect’s vehicle during Ocala traffic stop

A 36-year-old Ocala man suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol is facing additional charges after cocaine and related paraphernalia were found in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

VIDEO: Ocala man nabbed by K-9 after fleeing in pickup, crashing into pole

An Ocala motorist who was caught running a stop sign is facing several charges after he led officers on a chase that eventually came to an end when his pickup truck crashed into a light pole.

Elderly Ocala man threatens spouse with knife during argument over missing pens

An 84-year-old Ocala man is facing felony charges after he was accused of striking his wife in the face with a small bag and threatening her with a knife during an argument over missing pens.

Elderly Ocala man accused of sexually abusing 6-year-old girl

A 65-year-old Ocala man was arrested this week after he was accused of sexually abusing a young girl.