Public Records

  • Marion County Sheriff's reports

    An Ocala woman was accused of possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI and driving while license suspended or revoked after she was stopped on Sept. 18 on Southwest 49th Avenue for speeding at 68 mph and failing to stay in a single lane.

    A deputy stopped Tina Anne Lalonde, 42, of Southwest 147th Place Road, and administered a field sobriety test, which she failed.

    She refused to supply a breath sample and was booked into the jail.

  • Deputy injured in crash

    A Marion County deputy was seriously injured early Wednesday when his patrol car struck a horse.

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Deputy Matthew Bowers was driving south on 80th Avenue, near the intersection of Southwest 38th Street, in emergency mode at about 1:30 a.m.

    A dark colored horse was standing in the roadway, and Bowers was unable to see him as he traveled south. The front right of he patrol vehicle struck the horse.

    Following impact, the horse landed on the southbound shoulder. The patrol car rotated clockwise and stopped on the shoulder.

  • Marion County Sheriff's reports

    A cleaning lady at a house on Southwest 59th Lane faces charges after the homeowner discovered two gold bracelets and one gold wedding band, valued at approximately $3,050, missing from her home.

    Laura Michelle Noe, 38, of Northeast 3rd Street, Ocala, was accused of grand theft, dealing in stolen property and violation of the pawnbroker’s act.

  • Marion County Sheriff's reports

    The parents of a 6-year-old boy, who called 911 when he couldn’t wake his parents, were arrested for child neglect when deputies found both adults passed out at their home.

    Michael Patrick and Nicole Patrick of Southwest 88th Place in Majestic Oaks had to be awakened by deputies and medical personnel.

  • Marion County Sheriff's reports

    A pair of traffic stops on the Interstate resulted in drug charges against two individuals, one from out of state.

    On Aug. 12 at about 7:30 p.m., a deputy stopped a vehicle for following too closely in the rain.

    During the stop the deputy noticed that the driver, James Mack Goins Jr., 43, of Slocumb, Ala., was shaking and drinking out of a plastic cup. A k-9 unit responded and the dog alerted on the vehicle. The deputy alleged found a plastic bag under the driver side floor mat containing a white powder, which field tested for cocaine.

  • Marion County Sheriff's reports

    A local woman who was a house-sitter for some neighbors was accused of grand theft, dealing in stolen property and violation of the pawn broker’s act after she allegedly took items from the neighbors’ home.

    The couple were on vacation and, when they returned, discovered various items missing, including a gold rope chain, pendant and the woman’s wedding band.

  • Marion County Sheriff's reports

    A man who was discovered sleeping in someone else’s car was accused of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.

    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, a woman came out of Walmart on State Road 200 and found Shawn Thomas Miller, 38, of Southwest 52nd Street, sleeping in her car. She called deputies, who arrived and found Miller still asleep.

    After being awakened, he first said that it was his father’s car and he had been sleeping for several hours because he had been drinking.

  • Marion County Sheriff's reports

    According to a report from the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Rande G. Gavette, 59, of Marion Oaks Trail, was arrested for retail grand theft after an investigation by the Publix in Canopy Oak.

    The report states that the store was having a problem with clams being ordered in large numbers, arriving at the store and then disappearing. The clams never showed up as being sold, but were in the inventory and were gone.

  • Victim of assault goes to jail

    A man who called the Sheriff’s Office to report he was the victim of a physical confrontation over a bag of marijuana ended up in jail.

    David Lawrence Connelly, 48, of Southwest 73rd Court, Ocala, was accused of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Marion County Sheriff's reports

    A Corridor woman was scammed out of more than $2,400 recently by phone.

    The woman received a phone call from a man who said he was her grandson, that he was involved in an auto accident, and needed $2,300 to get his car fixed before he would be allowed to leave England.

    The woman went to Winn-Dixie and wired the money, also spending $125 for the cost of the wire.

    Soon after, she said the man called back and was very polite, thanking her.