Ocala Police Chief Mike Balken spoke about this drug epidemic saying, since OPD started tracking drugs in the community in 2017, just in Ocala proper, police have responded to roughly 900 over dose incidents. Out of those 900 cases, 119 people lost their lives.
According to sheriff’s deputies, sisters Amanda Godwin and Rachel Combs got into an argument that turned physical at their home at 2063 NE 173rd St in northeast Bradford Co. around 1 am Sunday morning.
A Marion County Sheriff's Office K-9 and his partner found themselves in a life or death struggle with a felon with a gun. The department released a video of the incident for the community to see just how dangerous it was.
Bobby Simmons was arrested and charged with various crimes including kidnapping, aggravated battery, vehicle theft, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, discharging a firearm in public, and robbery.