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MCSO searching for missing Ocala teen

OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) -- Marion County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a missing teen from Ocala who they say could be in danger. Dylan Woodard Brown, 18, left his home on SW. 55th Ave. Rd. around 8 a.m. Wednesday. His friends and family received text messages from him a few hours later that have

WCJB - 2018-03-22 03:38:00

Man faces 30 years for helping to dispose of Ocala teen's body

Michael Bargo found guilty of first-degree murder Local news outlets report that 44-year-old James Young Havens III pleaded guilty Tuesday to accessory after the fact. A group of teens lured Seath Jackson, 15, who had previously dated a girl in the group, to a Summerfield home in April 2011. Read:

WFTV - 2018-03-21 14:20:40

Woman picking up children from school arrested on DUI after near miss with school bus

Erica Rae Akins A woman who was picking up her children from school was arrested on a drunk driving charge after a near miss with a school bus. Erica Rae Akins, 35, of Ocklawaha, on Tuesday was driving a tan Acurawhich hit a curb causing a tire to "explode," according to an arrest report from the Ma

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 18:34:21

OPD: Woman, 32, stole from friend who tried to help her

Leanne Babloski was arrested on her 32nd birthday. Ocala police arrested a Lecanto woman on her birthday Tuesday on suspicion of pawning multiple items of jewelry taken from a friend's home. Leanne Babloski, who was out on bail for charges of principal to burglary and grand theft, was arrested on ne

STAR-BANNER - 2018-03-21 16:42:17

Toddler found unresponsive in Ocala pool

The 16-month-old boy is in critical condition at Shands SILVER SPRINGS SHORES - A toddler was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after a relative found him unresponsive in a pool, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. The 16-month-old boy was first transported to Munroe Regional Medical Cen

STAR-BANNER - 2018-03-21 21:39:18

Summerfield pair tracked down in theft of two shopping carts full of merchandise

Jermaine Loynes A Summerfield couple has beentracked down in the theft this past December of two shopping carts full of groceries. Jeanne Lynn Braddy, 34, and Jermaine Loynes, 35, were arrested Tuesday by Marion County sheriff's deputies. The couple on New Year's Eve had entered the Dollar General o

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 18:57:48

Woman arrested after allegedly threatening boyfriend's daughter with large kitchen knife

A woman was arrested after using a knife to threaten her boyfriend's daughter on Monday in Ocala.Madonna Hendrix Marion County sheriff's deputies responded to a residence on 43 Pine Course in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the victim who advised that she and her

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 22:49:11

Woman arrested in theft of purse from popular beachfront restaurant

Shellbe Margarrette Marshall A 20-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the theft of a purse at a popular beachfront restaurant. Shellbe Margarette Marshall of Ocala was taken into custody Monday afternoon by a Marion County sheriff's detective. She stole the purse at Gator Joe's at La

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 22:40:27

Missing Person Alert: MSCO is searching for a missing teen who ran away from her Ocala home

Marion County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for 17-year old Evelyn Chilel-Vinconte who ran away from her home at SW 40th Avenue in Ocala on February 17th. Her family has not heard from her since she ran away. Detectives believe she may be with an unidentified Hispanic male. Marion County Sheriff'


Silver Springs woman sentenced to prison for bank fraud

A Silver Springs woman was sentenced last week to four years and nine months in federal prison for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Elma Denise Sizelove, 40, was arrested in January 2017 after she attempted to pass an altered check at a local bank. Investigators discovered 150 pieces of mai


64-year-old motorcyclist killed in Lake County crash

Dwain Haymond A 64-year-old motorcyclist died at the scene of a crash Sunday night in Lake County. Dwain Haymond of Eustis had been riding a 1986 Harley-Davidson at 8:45 p.m. on Seagrape Avenue at Honeysuckle Street near Lake Tracy when he was ejected from the motorcycle, according to a report from


Rupert the miracle dog survives Ocala golf cart accident

'He died three times, and the second and third time, the veterinarians called me to tell me he wasn't going to make it.' A young dachshund named Rupert, run over by a golf cart in Ocala on Feb. 19, is now living a charmed life after being resuscitated three times by University of Florida veterinaria


Wildwood man headed to state prison after arranging for sex with 13-year-old girl

John Francis D'Aiuto Jr. A 66-year-old Wildwood man is heading to state prison after arranging in 2016 for sex with a 13-year-old girl who turned out to be an undercover law enforcement officer. John Francis D'Aiuto was sentenced last week in Lake County Court. He was ordered to serve 33 months with


Trucker ticketed as result of crash that left woman pinned in her vehicle

A trucker has been ticketed as the result of a crash last month that left a woman pinned in her vehicle. Walter Donavon Hiser, 51, of Ocala, had been driving a semi at 6:20 a.m. Feb. 26 on State Road 44 at Morse Boulevard when he looked down at the floorboard of his truck. When he looked up, it was


Feline reunited with Canadian owner in Ocala

Oscar, the 11-year-old pet of a Canadian couple, lowered a power window in their car as they drove through Ocala and jumped out. Twelve days later, there was a happy reunion at Marion County Animal Services. OCALA - Oscar is back with his family after the 11-year-old feline, which had no tag or iden


FEMA issues alert; health department will conduct preparedness activity

Two agencies on Monday issued news releases related to disaster preparedness. FEMA issued an alert reminding people to be prepared in advance for any disaster, whether natural or man-made, by creating and maintaining a disaster supply kit. According to the agency, when Hurricane Irma came through Fl


Argument ends with man shot in stomach

An argument that later turned physical led to the arrest of a man who authorities were told shot another man in the stomach early Saturday morning. The victim was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center with a non-life threatening injury and is expected to survive. Michael Bernard Shell, 26, was arre


Man gets second drug arrest in a month

A 32-year-old man, who along with two others were arrested for drug possession by local drug agents last month, was arrested again early Saturday following a traffic stop where drugs was recovered from the vehicle he was driving. Justin Pintor shoved an Ocala Police Department officer when he steppe


Ocala restaurant owner potentially saves life of customer

A Marion County restaurant owner is caught on camera potentially saving the life of one of his customers.Ocala restaurant owner does Heimlich manuever on customerOwner said his entire restaurant is trained for Heimlich, CPRSingh has Heimlich/CPR instructor come every 3 months Owner Gurpreet Singh sa


Winn-Dixie closing numerous Florida stores as parent company announces restructuring

The parent company of Winn-Dixie has announced that 94 stores will be closed as as part of a restructuring plan. None of the Winn-Dixie stores in The Villages are impacted. Two Winn-Dixie stores in Ocala will be closed by April 30, according to an announcement from Southeastern Grocers. Following i