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Man arrested after reportedly running out of Bealls in Ocala wearing stolen shoes

A Dunnellon man was arrested Monday night after a loss prevention officer at a Bealls Department Store in Ocala reported a theft in progress. While...

Deputy investigates burglary at Tropicana Village home in Belleview

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy was called to a home in Tropicana Village in Belleview after several items were reported missing from a shed. According...

Ocala man arrested after detective recognizes him from earlier arrest

An Ocala man was arrested for driving without a valid driver’s license Monday afternoon after a Marion County detective who had arrested him for...

Ocala man arrested after woman reports him grabbing her arms during altercation

An Ocala man was arrested Monday after Marion County deputies were called to a home on NW 60th Terrace. When deputies arrived, they spoke with...

Marion County Sheriff asking for help in finding man connected with bank robbery

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in locating a man who is wanted in connection with a robbery at Harbor Community...

Marion County Sheriff inviting public to fallen officers memorial service

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is inviting anyone who wants to pay tribute to fallen officers to a memorial service Thursday. The ceremony, honoring those...

Ocala Fire Rescue honors seven new firefighters in pinning ceremony

Ocala Fire Rescue recently announced seven new hires. Those firefighters – Aaron Bertine, Jonathan George, Chad Grenier, James Hensley, Timothy Herff, Justin Hoke and Nicholas...

Man arrested after altercation and attempt to keep woman from calling 911

An Anthony man was arrested early Sunday morning after attempting to keep a woman from calling 911 from her home in Fort McCoy. Shane Michael...

Ocala man arrested after confrontation with 85-year-old roommate

An Ocala man was arrested after pinning his 85-year-old roommate on the ground during an altercation Sunday morning. The elderly victim told deputies that Billy...

Deputies arrest man who threatened others with assault rifle during disturbance

Multiple Marion County sheriff’s deputies were called to the 2300th block of NW 42nd Street in Ocala last Friday after a disturbance involving several...

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