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Ocala Woman Charged in Murder of Marion County Detention Deputy

CITRUS – The Citrus County Sheriff's Office is reporting the arrest of an Ocala woman for allegedly murdering a Marion County Detention Deputy.

According to officials, at approximately 3:30 p.m. on August 19, 2022, Citrus County Deputies responded to a residence in the Pine Ridge subdivision, after reports of a potential suicide of a 31-year-old male. The victim, Cory Schweitzer, an off-duty Detention Deputy with the Marion County Sheriff's Office had suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced deceased.

Citrus County Major Crimes Detectives responded to the residence to conduct an investigation and determined that Schweitzer's death was not a suicide. As additional evidence was uncovered, collected, and analyzed, it became very clear that Cory Schweitzer, an off-duty Detention Deputy with the Marion County Sheriff's Office, was murdered.

Detectives soon determined that Schweitzer's ex-girlfriend, 22-year-old Jacqueline Jasmin Johnson-Cabrera was the prime suspect and secured a warrant her arrest. Johnson Cabrera was booked into the Citrus County Jail on Second Degree murder and is currently held without bond.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Schweitzer's family, along with Sheriff Woods and the men and women of the Marion County Sheriff's Office, who knew and worked alongside Cory," said Sheriff Mike Prendergast. "Investigating homicide cases are difficult enough, let alone when the victim is a fellow law enforcement officer. This case presented many unique factors and, with the arrest of Johnson-Cabrera, I hope and pray the family and colleagues can now begin the healing process."

The circumstances that led up the murder have not been released by officials.

 

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