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Gainesville Man Arrested For Stabbing Elderly Victim During Robbery At Gas Station in Ocala

Marcus Roessner
Marcus Roessner, 27, of Gainesville was arrested for robbery with a weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, burglary of a structure, and resisting without violence. Roessner is being held at Marion County Jail without bond.

OCALA, FL, Earlier this week, Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives arrested 27-year-old Marcus Roessner for robbery with a weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, burglary of a structure, and resisting without violence.

According to authorities, on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, around 6:00 p.m., Marion County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the report of a stabbing at the Circle K gas station in the 7600 block of N Highway 441. Upon arrival, deputies observed the 69-year-old victim, who suffered multiple stab wounds, standing in the parking lot. Witnesses advised responding deputies that Roessner was the one who stabbed the victim and that he was observed fleeing into a nearby field. As deputies approached the field, Roessner could not be located. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and he is expected to make a full recovery.

An Aviation Unit, K9 Unit, and additional deputies responded to conduct a search for Roessner. After a short while, K9 Deputies located him hiding in a locked shed at a nearby business. Roessner refused to exit the shed, so entry was made and he was taken into custody.

Further investigation, surveillance footage, eyewitness statements, and items of physical evidence established that Roessner attacked and stabbed the victim while he was putting gasoline in his white Mercedes-Benz. During the attack, Roessner stole the keys to the victim’s vehicle and fled from the scene after he failed to start the vehicle.


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Roessner was placed under arrest and transported to the Marion County Jail, where he is being held without bond.


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