Three Marion County defendants recently entered plea deals while the State Attorney’s Office announced it would not pursue charges against five others.The crimes include child neglect, battery, DUI, attempted second-degree murder and more. Defendants who entered pleas received between one year of probation and 15 years in state prison.James Austin HuffmanThe State Attorney’s Office announced… Continue reading Court notes: 3 plea, state won’t pursue charges against 5
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A gun was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at an Ocala residence on Friday.The firearm, a .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol, was removed from the center console of a 2016 Ford F-150 that was parked in the 3100 block of Southeast 32nd Avenue, according to Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Officials said while it’s unknown if… Continue reading Pistol and purse stolen from parked car on Friday
A woman who was among three people injured in a two-vehicle wreck on a busy roadway on Friday afternoon has died.Xiomarie Martinez died at 6:58 p.m. Friday at Ocala Regional Medical Center, according to Ocala Police Department officials. A passenger in an older model BMW, Martinez was 21. When she was taken to the hospital… Continue reading Woman injured in Friday collision dies in hospital
Novel Lomar Williams is not afraid to say that he robbed his neighborhood gas station early Saturday morning.Williams, who lives roughly a half a mile away from the Kangaroo gas station at 10143 SE Sunset Harbor Road in Summerfield, said he robbed it because he was desperate.“It’s been hard and I’m under a ton of… Continue reading Desperation for cash led to neighborhood robbery, suspect says
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Although the jury unanimously found the murders to be cold, calculated and premeditated and that James Bannister’s crimes qualified him for the death penalty, four voted for life while eight voted for death on all counts. In order to sentence Bannister to death, the vote would have had to have been unanimous.