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Man charged with attempted murder after shooting leaves robbery victim’s father paralyzed

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Cedric Leon Cohens II, 20, was arrested early this morning following an evening shooting at The Enclave that left a man permanently paralyzed. Gainesville Police Department officers responded at 9:16 p.m. last night to a report of a shooting at The Enclave and found a man who had been shot; his son was apparently the intended victim of a home invasion robbery. The son told police that Cohens had come over earlier in the evening to smoke marijuana with him, and when he left, he let three armed subjects into the apartment. The son reportedly said that one of them hit him in the back of the head with a pistol, then dragged him into his bedroom and told him to hand over his cash. He told officers that the subjects stole about $2,000 in cash from him while holding him at gunpoint. The officer reported that a large amount of marijuana, white powder, and other drug paraphernalia were present in the apartment.
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‘Traumatized’ woman injured in attack by man who trashed apartment in Lady Lake

A “traumatized” woman suffered injuries in an attack by a man who trashed an apartment in Lady Lake. Officers were called this past Thursday to the Cove Apartments on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 after the woman’s mother became concerned when her daughter did not show up for work, according to an arrest report from the Lady Lake Police Department. The mother could not reach her daughter on her cell phone and the daughter did not answer the door of her apartment, so the mother called the phone of her daughter’s boyfriend, 29-year-old Kenly Nicolas. The daughter answered Nicolas’ phone and told her mother she would be coming out of the apartment. Police were on the scene when the daughter came out, and she was “very shaken up, upset, scared” and got into her mother’s vehicle. The woman was “traumatized and fearful,” the report said.

Lady Lake man arrested after allegedly pointing gun in girlfriend’s face

A Lady Lake man was arrested after allegedly pointing a gun in his girlfriend’s face during an altercation at their home. Tyler Steven Davis, 24, was arrested early Monday morning on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, felony battery and carrying a concealed firearm after the altercation at his home at 402 Cierra Oaks Circle.

Two transported to hospital following Archer accident with extrication

ARCHER, Fla. – At 4:47 a.m. this morning, Alachua County Fire Rescue units responded to SR45, south of the City of Archer, for a vehicle accident with extrication. When crews arrived, they found two vehicles with heavy damage; one vehicle was on its side near the woodline. There were two patients entrapped. Crews performed extrication with the Jaws of Life and were quickly able to remove both patients, who were then transported to the hospital.

One person wounded after shooting at Levy County cookout

BRONSON, Fla. (WCJB) - Levy County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man from Ocala after they say he shot another man at a family cookout. On Sunday, law enforcement was contacted after a man from Bronson arrived at an emergency room in Gainesville with a gunshot wound. Levy County Sheriff’s...

ASO investigating weekend shooting in Archer

ARCHER, Fla. – On Saturday, June 25, at approximately 1:21 a.m., deputies responded to the area of SW 169th Drive and SW 170th Street (Holly Hills, Archer) regarding a person being shot. Several deputies were already in the area due to a large block party that was occurring. They located a 28-year-old female suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and were able to provide treatment until she was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

Outrage causes Alachua County school district to reverse clear bag mandate within 24 hours

Alachua County school district officials in an about-face move decided to not move forward with a clear bookbag mandate announced just 24 hours earlier. District officials announced Monday afternoon that all middle and high school students would be forced to use clear bookbags for the upcoming school year in effort to help curb a rise in youth violence.

Wildwood man apprehended with marijuana cigars hidden in shoe

A Wildwood man was apprehended with marijuana cigars hidden in a shoe in his vehicle. Jaquan Baker James, 26, was driving a gray Honda four-door vehicle shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday when he was pulled over for having an expired decal on his license plate while driving near the intersection of Interstate 75 and State Road 48 in Bushnell, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. When a deputy approached the vehicle during a traffic stop, the “odor of marijuana” was detected.

Trucker who failed to show up at Georgia destination found and arrested at Pilot in Wildwood

A trucker who failed to show up at his destination in Georgia was found and arrested at the Pilot service center on State Road 44 in Wildwood. Sumter County sheriff’s deputies responded to a welfare check at about 2 p.m. Sunday at Pilot where they found the 2021 Mack truck bearing Tennessee license plates. It was towing a 53-foot tandem trailer bearing Georgia license plates.

Resident says Ocala/Marion County needs more family-friendly activities

I really would like to see more activities for families and children. The water park was taken away, and it would be nice to have it, especially with the heat in Ocala. Activities like an ice skating rink, miniature golf, and music festivals would keep people active and it would also be good for the kids.

Hotel and apartments will be built near Walmart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza

Two projects along County Road 466 near Walmart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza were given final approval Monday by the Wildwood City Commission. Bellweather Multifamily, a workforce housing development, will be built on 43 acres north of CR 466 along Bellweather Lane. WoodSpring Suites, an extended stay hotel, will be built on nearly three acres along County Road 106 near the Murphy gas station, less than 100 yards south of CR 466.
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Federal judge rules Jan. 6 trial of Florida Oath Keepers to stay in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal judge ruled the trial of two Oath Keepers members will stay in Washington, D.C. Attorneys for Kelly Meggs of Dunnellon and Kenneth Harrelson of Titusville argued that the January 6 Commission hearings were tainting the potential jury pool. [TRENDING: Florida expands Bright Futures scholarship...