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Crime, police reports, and local investigations for Ocala, Marion County, and the surrounding communities.

Window-punching Ocala man taunts pregnant woman he’s accused of battering

An Ocala man taunted his victim by yelling at her about her unborn baby as he was being walked to a patrol vehicle while being arrested for allegedly battering a pregnant woman.

Ocala man stays mum after being accused of battering frightened woman

A 29-year-old Ocala man refused to tell his side of the story after being accused of domestic battery.

Clash over headlights starts at school bus stop and ends with warning shot

An Ocala man was arrested after firing what he called a “warning shot” into the ground to end a dispute that started at a school bus stop and continued at two separate addresses.

Georgia truck driver jailed after nasty truck stop parking lot fracas

A truck driver from Georgia was arrested last week after an altercation in a Reddick truck stop parking lot.

Ocklawaha mobile home dweller comes home to find kids’ new trampoline ablaze

An Ocklawaha man called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy for help after a fire marshal deemed his burning trampoline “suspicious in nature.”

Vase-throwing woman spits in deputies’ faces while being read her rights

An Ocala woman spit in Marion County sheriff’s deputies’ faces while they were reading her the Miranda warning during her arrest on battery and criminal mischief charges on Wednesday.

Homeless man jailed after couple says he pulled gun on them outside truck stop

A homeless man is in the Marion County Jail after allegedly pulling a BB gun on a man and woman outside the Love’s Travel Stop in Ocala.

Kicking Dunnellon woman claiming to be her sister goes berserk and spits on deputy

A Dunnellon woman told Marion County sheriff’s deputies that she was her sister and then kicked and spit in a deputy’s face while being arrested for providing a false name.

Marion sheriff honors deputies for recovering murder weapon following pursuit

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods recently honored three of his deputies and a K-9 for recovering a murder weapon from a recent homicide.

Man grabs phone from woman calling 911 and punches man during nasty melee

A 20-year-old Ocala man is accused of snatching a cell phone from a woman who was calling 911 and then punching a man while he was retrieving it.

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