Marion County Sheriff's Reports 02-25-2011

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Man gets his wish, goes to jail

By Jim Clark

An Ocala man was arrested on various charges after incidents at Walmart and Murphy Oil.

Ronald Wayne Norwood, 22, of Northeast 36th Avenue, allegedly took items and told store employees he was taking them, before leaving the store and walking to Murphy Oil.

At the gas station, deputies found Norwood sitting against the wall eating a beef stick. The entry door had been broken out and there were bottles of water, soda and other types of merchandise scattered both on the ground outside and on the floor inside the store. The glass on a soda display cabinet outside the store was also broken out and there was a fire extinguisher on the floor inside the store.

He allegedly told deputies he had stolen the items because he did not have a place to live and wanted to have a place to sleep and food to eat. Therefore, he said, he wanted to be taken to jail.

He got his wish. He was charged with commercial burglary, petit theft, criminal mischief and preventing or obstructing the extinguishing of a fire for the incident at Murphy Oil, and with retail petit theft at Walmart.

The incident happened on Feb. 20 at about 2:30 in the morning.

Auto burglaries

Two Liberty Middle School students were charged with various felonies after a series of auto burglaries in the southwest section recently.

Nicholas Steven Marrillia, 14, amd Zachariah Roberts, 15, both of whom live at a group home and both eighth-graders, were charged after burglaries on Southwest 51st Circle (three times), Southwest 112th Place Road, and Southwest 115th Street Road, all between Feb. 14 and Feb. 20.

Under Florida law, the names of anyone charged with a felony is public record, regardless of age.


A woman panhandling at the corner of State Road 200 and Southwest 60th Avenue on Monday afternoon was accused of prostitution after she allegedly offered her services to two members of the drug task force, a man and a woman. Catherine Sergent, 52, of Northeast 35th Street, Silver Springs, was taken to jail.


Rodney Adrian Vickers, 36, of Oleander Lane, Hernando, was accused of DUI and driving while license suspended or revoked. He was stopped on State Road 200 near the 15000 block after a deputy observed him failing to stay in a single lane, according to the report of the incident, which occurred on Feb. 18 at 2:30 a.m.

Unlicensed health care practice

A man working at the Chelation Clinic on State Road 200 in Ocala was accused of unlicensed practice of a health care profession after he allegedly hooked up people to an IV containing DMSO, which is primarily used to treat animals. The medical license of Yaser Hasan Loutfi, called Dr. Lou by his patients, of Bahia Circle, had been revoked in 1995, according to the sheriff’s report.

Auto theft

Donald Kane Timm, 41, of South Pine Avenue, was accused of auto theft after he allegedly took a car without permission of the owner on Southwest 109th Place.

Retail grand theft

A 40-year-old man was accused of retail grand theft and resisting without violence after an incident at Walmart on Feb. 14. Kevin Charles Chociej of Southwest 157th Loop, was allegedly seen sliding DVDs under the fence in the garden section to another man. The man was later seen walking on 200 and ran toward Quiet Oaks, but was stopped and taken into custody. He allegedly provided false identification.