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Ocala man jailed after woman ‘severely’ beaten with wooden dowel

An Ocala man was arrested last week after a Marion County sheriff’s deputy reported the victim’s injuries in a domestic violence incident as some of the most “severe” she’d ever seen.

Man who claims he wouldn’t touch a woman charged with trying to strangle one

A man who told deputies he’d never put his hands on a woman was charged with attempting to strangle one during a domestic dispute.

Ocala teenager charged with premeditated murder in October robbery

An Ocala teenager was arrested earlier this week and charged with first degree premeditated murder in connection with a robbery that took place this past October. We’ve got details from the arrest report.

Ocala man jailed after motorist records gunfire-laced road rage incident

An 85-year-old Ocala man is behind bars after a motorist provides deputies with footage of a road rage incident. We’ve got the footage and details from the arrest report.

Longtime Belleview Elementary teacher jailed on child molestation charges

A music teacher with the Marion County School District is behind bars on $50,000 bond after a student claimed he was inappropriately touched. We’ve got details from the police report.

Ocala woman nabbed after photos appear on sheriff’s office’s Facebook page

An Ocala woman with a long criminal history was arrested this past weekend after her photos appeared on the Marion County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook...

Bloody battle at Silver Springs motel lands two men in hospital and one in...

Two men were sent to the hospital and one of them ended up in jail after a fight in the lobby of a Silver Springs motel.

Seatbelt-less Orlando driver with numerous license suspensions behind bars

An Orlando man who was spotted Monday night driving without his seatbelt ended up in the Marion County Jail a short time later.

Heroin found in wallet as Ocala man is booked into Marion County Jail

An Ocala man was charged with smuggling contraband into a detention facility when booking staff found heroin in his wallet while checking him into the Marion County Jail.

Silver Springs man jailed after young boys claim he tried to touch them sexually

A Silver Springs man is behind bars after being accused of making inappropriate sexual advances on children at his mobile home. We’ve got details from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

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