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Friday, September 17, 2021



Two Marion County juveniles reported missing while in custody of father

The Marion County Sheriff's Office and Department of Children and Families are looking for two juveniles who are thought to be under the custody of their father.

Marion County Jail employee arrested after falsely impersonating detective

A 46-year-old Citra man employed at the Marion County Jail, was arrested after admitting that he falsely impersonated a detective to intimidate a victim.

Driver stops car, prevents homeless man’s alleged attack on Ocala City Council candidate’s campaigning wife

A driver stopped his vehicle and intervened after he saw a homeless man attempting to attack an Ocala City Council candidate’s wife while she was campaigning for her husband outside of the Hilton Garden Inn. 

Law enforcement seize 275 marijuana plants in northeast Ocala drug bust

Two south Florida men were arrested after police seized nearly 300 marijuana plants being grown at a northeast Ocala residence.

Ocala woman arrested after fleeing traffic stop, ditching cocaine in police car

An Ocala woman was arrested after fleeing a traffic stop and trying to hide drugs in a police vehicle while en route to the Marion County Jail.

Ocala man arrested after allegedly battering officer responding to domestic violence call

A 28-year-old Ocala man was arrested after allegedly attacking officers who were responding to a call about a domestic violence incident.

Ocala man arrested after throwing Four Loko at victim, trying to start fight

A 30-year-old Ocala man was arrested after allegedly throwing a Four Loko can at a victim in an attempt to start a fight.

Ocala, Marion law enforcement make eight drug, four DUI arrests on Sunday

Ocala and Marion County law enforcement officers made a dozen drug-related arrests on Sunday, including four people arrested for driving under the influence.

Ocala man arrested after allegedly speeding up vehicle to scare children

An Ocala man was arrested after admitting that he used his vehicle to scare children in his neighborhood whose bus stop routine irritated him.

Silver Alert issued for missing 67-year-old Ocklawaha woman

The Marion County Sheriff's Office has issued a Silver Alert for 67-year-old Bonnie Lee, who was last seen leaving her home in Ocklawaha yesterday afternoon.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office looking for missing 6-month-old Ocklawaha infant

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is looking for 6-month-old Brittany Stover, who was last seen at her residence of 19325 SE 92nd Street, in Ocklawaha.

Citrus Springs man pleads guilty to producing, possessing over 17,000 child sex abuse images

A 31-year-old Citrus Springs man has pled guilty to using a minor to produce child sex abuse images and hoarding more than 17,000 images and videos depicting children being sexually abused. He will face at least 15 years in prison.

Silver Springs man arrested after threatening, lunging at officers with knife

A 56-year-old Silver Springs man was arrested after he allegedly attacked a victim, threatened officers, and lunged at them with a knife before he was tased.

Self-proclaimed Nazi arrested after allegedly striking victim in head with wrench

A man who made national headlines for denouncing his Nazi tattoos during a Black Lives Matter march in Ocala in 2020, was arrested after allegedly striking a victim in the head with a wrench.

Ocala man arrested after attacking victim who allegedly called him racial slur

A 27-year-old Ocala man was arrested and charged with felony battery after allegedly attacking a victim who he says called him a racial slur.

Two men arrested on drug, weapons charges after chase ends with crash in downtown Ocala

Two Ocala men were arrested on a litany of drugs and weapons charges after allegedly fleeing a traffic stop and leading police on a brief chase that ended in a crash in downtown Ocala.

Ocala woman arrested after allegedly striking longterm boyfriend with crowbar

A 28-year-old Ocala woman was arrested after allegedly striking her longterm boyfriend in the chest with a crowbar.

Ocala woman caught on video stealing $1,400 from employer

An Ocala woman was arrested after she was allegedly caught through video stealing at least $1,400 from her former employer.

Dunnellon man with outstanding warrants arrested after foot chase through Pasta Faire, Los Magueyes

A Dunnellon man with multiple outstanding warrants was arrested after leading police on a foot chase through multiple restaurants at the Belleview Regional Shopping Center.

58-year-old Belleview bicyclist killed in fatal hit and run in Marion County

A 58-year-old Belleview man was struck and killed while he was riding his bicycle along U.S. Highway 301 late last night.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office looking for hot rod stolen in Silver Springs

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to locate a hot rod stolen in Silver Springs last month.

Ocala man arrested after victim found bruised, bloodied in middle of road

An Ocala man with two prior domestic violence convictions was arrested after police were called to a scene and found a bruised, bloodied woman laying in the middle of the road.

Leesburg woman arrested after multi-county pursuit in stolen vehicle

A 22-year-old Leesburg woman was arrested after a multi-county pursuit in a vehicle that was reported stolen.

Ocala man arrested after allegedly chasing, rear-ending victim’s car

A Ocala man was arrested after allegedly damaging a victim's vehicle while she was at work, following her home, threatening to kill her, and rear-ending her vehicle after she fled her home.