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

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.

Speeding Ocala man nabbed while hauling 117 vials of packaged THC oil

A routine traffic stop last week landed a 23-year-old Ocala man behind bars on drug charges.

Woman accused of bopping man with frying pan after told to discipline cursing 4-year-old

A 21-year-old Ocala woman spent a night in jail after allegedly hitting a man over the head with a frying pan during a domestic dispute about disciplining her child.

Sheriff’s office seeks help in identifying woman after Apple watches stolen from Ocala Wal-Mart

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help in identifying a woman they believe stole electronics from an Ocala Wal-Mart.

Sheriff’s deputies scramble to Dunnellon home to help 911-texting teenager

Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to a Dunnellon residence after receiving a 911 text for help from a 13-year-old girl.

Texas man claiming to be picking up dog jailed for driving stolen Louisiana pickup

Marion County sheriff’s deputies were called to a gas station after an intoxicated man started harassing customers in the parking lot.

Woman who reports violent altercation ends up being the one put behind bars

A woman who went to the Ocala Police Department to report an altercation with the father of her child ended up being arrested on a domestic battery charge.

Bath-bomb-hurling woman jailed after spitting on deputy outside discount store

A Dunnellon woman accused of attempting to steal items from an Ocala Dollar General store and then spitting on a sheriff's deputy was arrested on a litany of charges.

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