Suspect sought in violent Ocala assault

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a man who is wanted in the assault of an Ocala-area teenager.  Raeqwon Emmanuel Munnerlyn, 19, is facing charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault with a firearm and attempted false imprisonment.

Detectives have been working a case where an 18-year-old woman stated that Munnerlyn struck her with a firearm and then instructed others to take her phone and put her in the trunk of a car. The victim was able to get away during the alleged assault,which is said to have happened late Wednesday evening near a residence along Spring Drive in Ocala.

Anyone with information on Munnerlyn's location is asked to call 911 immediately. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call the Marion County Crime Stoppers at 352-368-STOP.