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Marion County Sheriff's reports

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Marijuana arrest made

By Jim Clark

On Sept. 21, deputies were called to Southwest 45th Avenue for a report of a man walking through the neighborhood as if he were active military.

During the investigation, a deputy was in the garage of Althea Alisha Grant, 34, and, according to the report, saw a marijuana cigarette in plain view on a Scrabble box. The report says the woman was asked if she had any more and she produced marijuana seeds and stems from her bedroom.

She was given a notice to appear on the misdemeanor charge.

A Reddick man was accused of DUI in the 2300 block of Southwest 60th Avenue after he was stopped for weaving and striking a curb, then speeding.

Ronald Lee Griffin Jr., 26, reportedly failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for DUI. He was also charged with refusing to submit to a breath test.

Jesus J. Marquez, 30, of Northwest 63rd Place, Ocala, was arrested for DUI after being stopped in State Road 40 in the 3400 block.

A deputy had responded to a minor disturbance at Las Patras Bar, and saw Marquez arguing with his wife. The deputy talked with the defendant and observed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, and, according to the report, his eyes were red and watery. The deputy advised Marquez that he shouldn’t drive, and his wife said she would drive the car.

However, shortly thereafter, the deputy saw Marquez pull out of the parking lot as the driver. He followed and the deputy crossed over both lane markers several times, the deputy said. He was stopped and failed the field sobriety test and was arrested. At the jail his breath registered at 0.200 and 0.201, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08.

A 50-year old Dunnellon woman was arrested for retail petit theft after she allegedly took three items from Walmart and put them in her purse, then attempted to leave the store without paying for them.

Valarie S. Pomposelli of State Road 484 allegedly had three items with a value of $20.78 in her possession when stopped by a loss prevention officer.