Marion County Man Arrested For Attempted Premeditated Murder

June 29, 2017

Marion County, Fla.- On June 28, 28-year-old, Angel Daniel Blanco was arrested and charged with attempted premeditated murder. Blanco shot 68-year old, Ronald Lee Rowdy inside his home in Marion Oaks. Deputies report that a witness, who was inside the home, saw Blanco escape in a red Hyundai Elantra. Deputies found the car at SW College Road and Blanco was taken into custody.   Rowley was immediately sent to the hospital. Rowley is currently in…


Deputies Search for Missing Silver Springs Woman

June 17, 2017

Silver Springs, Fla. – Marion County Deputies are searching for a missing woman who was last seen when she left her home on Northeast 60th Court in Silver Springs. Family members reported 25-year-old Destiny Hope Ormiston missing on Thursday stating that they had not seen her since June 10 around 10:00 pm. The family also told deputies that Ormiston suffered from a “diminished mental capacity” and was in need of medication….


Marion County School Bus Forces Car Into Ditch

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April 4, 2017

OCALA – A Marion County school bus driver was cited early Tuesday morning after Troopers say the driver forced another vehicle into a ditch. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, 51-year-old bus driver Wendy Taylor was traveling northbound on SE 55th Avenue toward SE 28th Street. After stopping at the stop sign, Taylor continued to turn left onto SE 28th Street directly into the path of a 2014 Toyota Corolla…


Marion County Fire Claims 53-year-old Woman

March 26, 2017

OCALA – A fire that broke out at home on Bahia Trace Court in Ocala Friday morning is to blame for the death of a 53-year-old woman according to the Marion County Fire Rescue (MCFR). Firefighters arrived at the home shortly after receiving a 911 call from a caller who stated she opened the front door and “heavy smoke started rolling out”. The caller told dispatchers that her mother was still…


Marion County School Bus Driver Crashes Into Vehicle while Transporting Students

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March 7, 2017

OCALA – A school bus carrying eleven students on board crashed into a Ford pickup truck at a stop light early Monday morning. Bus driver Felecia Lewis stated to responding personnel that she was looking at something inside the bus. While doing so, she let her foot off the brake at the stop light on SE 31st Street causing the bus to roll forward into the back of a Ford pickup…


Belleview Man Killed in Collision with Semi

March 5, 2017

CITRA – A Belleview man was pronounced dead after his vehicle collided with a semi-truck on US Highway 301 at approximately 3:15 am Sunday morning according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. The man, identified as 56-year-old Jerry D. Likens was traveling in northbound on the shoulder of the southbound lane of US 301 according to the report. As Likens approached the intersection of US 301 and NE 155th Street Road,…


Sabal Pipeline Shooting Suspect Killed by Deputies After High Speed Chase

February 26, 2017

FLORAL CITY – A man who was a suspect for allegedly shooting at the Sabal Pipeline early Sunday morning was fatally shot by deputies during a high-speed chase according to reports. According to the reports, the incident began in Dunnellon when Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Sabal Pipeline at 9:00 am Sunday morning after receiving reports of a man shooting at the pipeline and equipment using a high-powered rifle….


Ocala Woman Dead After Being Struck by Vehicle on Baseline Road

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January 24, 2017

OCALA – An Ocala woman was pronounced dead after being struck by a vehicle on Baseline Road  (State Road 35/SR 35) while trying to cross the road according to Florida Highway Patrol reports. Troopers stated that 52-year-old Margaret Muir was crossing Baseline Road at the intersection of NE 7th Street when she was struck by a 2016 BMW i320 driven by 27-year-old Dat Tien Chau. According to the report, Chau was…


Pedestrian Killed on Hwy 441 After Being Struck by Vehicle

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January 20, 2017

OCALA – A pedestrian was pronounced dead after being struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon on US Highway 441 in Ocala according to a  Florida Highway Patrol report. According to the report, 28-year-old Christopher Wright was walking in the southbound lane of Highway 441 in the direct path of oncoming traffic when 33-year-old Grace Baker was traveling southbound in her 2016 Mada CX-9. Baker was unable to see Wright in time…


Ocala Teen Arrested for Attmepted Murder After Dispute During Card Game

An Ocala teen was arrested and charged with attempted murder after shooting a friend during a card game dispute.
January 11, 2017

OCALA – An Ocala teen was arrested in the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 10 according to the Ocala Police Department. According to police, 19-year-old Tariq Douglas was arrested and charged with attempted murder after he allegedly shot and injured a friend during a dispute in a card game. Police responded to the home on NW 20th Avenue at approximately 1:38 am on Tuesday in response to a call reporting…