Tag Archives: Marion County Sheriff’s Office

In The News: Man Found Dead On Ocala Tracks; Gov. Scott Reappoints Six, Fills Five Other Seats; Debate On Cuba Relations In Tampa Tonight; Flooding In South Carolina Kills Five

By and on October 5th, 2015 | Last updated: October 5, 2015 at 10:31 am

Ocala man found dead on railroad tracks | Ocala.com – An Ocala man was found dead Saturday morning after being hit by a train, according to Capt. Fred Vyse of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Vyse said it was clear […]

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Suspect Arrested For Deadly Ocala Nightclub Shooting

By on September 21st, 2015 | Last updated: September 21, 2015 at 5:44 pm

Marion County Sheriff’s officers arrested and charged Laquan Barrow, 24, with second degree murder in connection with the slaying of 19-year-old Benetria Robinson at an Ocala nightclub. He is also charged with attempted second degree in the injuring of five other people during the Sept. 13 shooting.

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Ocala Man Blinds Helicopter Pilot With Hair Comb

By on September 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: September 3, 2015 at 4:46 pm

A Marion County Sheriff’s Office helicopter pilot was temporary blinded when an Ocala man pointed his hair comb toward the sky Wednesday morning.

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Two People Dead In Weirsdale Plane Crash

By on August 12th, 2015 | Last updated: August 12, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Two people are dead after a single-engine aircraft crashed in Weirsdale, Fla. today. Marion County officials conducted early investigations before handing over to the FAA and NTSB.

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Marion County Sheriff’s Office Reinstating Terror Intelligence And Counterterrorism Unit

By on January 29th, 2015 | Last updated: January 29, 2015 at 4:41 pm

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is reinstating the department’s Terror Intelligence and Counterterrorism Unit to prevent domestic and international terrorist threats. According to Sheriff Chris Blair, “nearly 300 terrorist threats since 9/11.”

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In the News: Fraud Unit Raids Dental Office, Florida-Cuba Trade, Marion County Counterterrorism, Smoke Lingers Around Goethe

By on January 29th, 2015 | Last updated: January 29, 2015 at 2:54 pm

State Medicaid fraud unit raids dental office in Ocala – Investigators seized computers and documents from a dental office suspected of Medicaid fraud in Ocala on Wednesday. Churchill Dentistry has been previously investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Ocala […]

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Mobile Jail Cell Educates Public About Life In Jail

By on September 24th, 2014 | Last updated: September 30, 2014 at 12:52 pm

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office launched a program to educate the community about life in jail. A mobile jail cell called the “jail on wheels” shows the typical specifications of a jail cell and is housed in a standard utility trailer.

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Sketch Released of Suspected Villages Bank Robber

By on August 27th, 2014 | Last updated: August 27, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Marion County Sheriff’s Office has released a first sketch of a man suspected of robbing Citizens First Bank in The Villages on Aug. 13.

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Elderly Man Attacked After Denying Assailant Permission to Marry

By on August 27th, 2014 | Last updated: August 27, 2014 at 7:33 pm

A Marion County man was arrested Monday after he beat a 72-year-old man. Authorities said James Kane attacked the victim after he denied Kane permission to marry his girlfriend.

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Nine Arrests in Belleview Drug Bust

By on February 21st, 2014 | Last updated: February 24, 2014 at 9:58 am

A drug bust by the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team resulted in nine arrests in Belleview on Thursday. The team was investigating the residents of 12250 SE 86th Ave. after receiving complaints from neighbors.

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