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20-year-old Ocala man dies at scene of crash after vehicle overturns

A 20-year-old Ocala man who was not wearing a seatbelt died at the scene of a crash Saturday morning in Marion County.

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.”

Five transported to area hospitals after vehicles collide at busy Ocala intersection

Two adults and three children were transported to area hospitals after a two-vehicle crash in Ocala on Monday night.

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.

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.

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