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Gainesville man charged with attacking woman who was riding her bike home from work

GAINESVILLE, FLA. – Dayne Tyler Baucom, 30, was arrested late last night after allegedly attacking a woman as she rode her bike home from work. A Gainesville Police Department (GPD) officer responded to multiple calls about a battery in the 1000 block of SW 16th Avenue at 11:23 p.m., where the victim reported that she’d had multiple encounters with Baucom over the past few months, but the previous incidents had not escalated to the level of violence. She told the officer that as she was riding her bike home from work, Baucom got in her way and was yelling at her and calling her names. She said that as she attempted to walk by him, he shoved her and punched her multiple times with a closed fist. She was treated by EMS on scene for minor injuries. A witness reportedly saw the incident and confirmed the victim’s account.
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Billy Napier pens ‘open letter’ to Florida fans amid growing concerns over Gators recruiting

For a head coach who, upon being hired, suggested the path to resurgence for the Florida Gators was through a more dedicated and thorough recruiting effort, early returns have not been positive as the program continues to build its Class of 2023. Amid growing concerns about the direction in which recruiting is heading for Florida in his first full cycle as the program’s leader, Billy Napier penned an “open letter” to the fan base that was released by the University Athletic Association on Friday.

Arealeus Morris sentenced to 60 years in prison

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - An Alachua County man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison at the Florida Department of Corrections. 41-year-old Arealeus Morris was arrested in May of 2020 after robbing a 66-year-old male near Pine Ridge Apartments. Morris was convicted of manslaughter, aggravated battery of a victim...

GPD makes child exploitation arrest

Gainesville, Fla. – On Thursday, June 23, 2022, the Gainesville Police Department (GPD) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Division, with the assistance of GPD SWAT, served a search warrant at 2306 NW 65th Place. The investigation was prompted after GPD received a Cyber Tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The Cyber Tip indicated that a Facebook user shared a video of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) through their messaging platform.

Man arrested for drug possession was reportedly selling oregano as marijuana at Grace Marketplace

GAINESVILLE, FL – Jamel Leron Nichols, 36, was arrested early this morning after drugs were allegedly discovered in the car during a traffic stop on I-75. A bag of oregano was also reportedly found in the car, and another occupant of the car reportedly told an Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy that Nichols had been selling the oregano at Grace Marketplace but telling purchasers it was marijuana.

Locals speak up about pro-life beliefs

In wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade CBS4 News spoke to locals who are both pro-life and pro-choice. A recent poll found 37% of Americans say that abortion should be illegal in all or most circumstances. Dee Basso tells CBS4 News that she cannot image life without...

Sentenced 60 years for manslaughter in May 2020

An Alachua County judge sentenced Arealeus K. Morris to 60 years as a prison release reoffender yesterday, June 22nd, for a murder from May 25th, 2020. State Attorney Chief of Investigations, Darry Lloyd, says Morris "violently attacked and robbed the victim, John Katon in the Pine Ridge Neighborhood in NW Gainesville."

Morris sentenced to 60 years for manslaughter, robbery with a weapon, and aggravated battery

Press release from the Office of the State Attorney, 8th Judicial Circuit. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On Wednesday June 22, Assistant State Attorney Daniel Owen and Assistant State Attorney Zouzouko Doualehi prosecuted Arealeus K. Morris 10/20/1980. Morris was accused of second-degree murder, robbery with a firearm, and aggravated battery on a person 65 years of age or older during a Gainesville Police investigation May 25th, 2020. Morris violently attacked and robbed the victim, John Katon, in the Pine Ridge Neighborhood in northwest Gainesville. During the three-day trial, an Alachua County Jury found Morris guilty of manslaughter, robbery with a weapon, and aggravated battery on a person 65 years of age or older.