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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Cook at Margarita Republic arrested after being caught up in ‘prostitution’ case

A cook at Margarita Republic is free on $6,000 bond after he allegedly got caught up in a “prostitution” case.

Lady Lake police received a report from someone at Margarita Republic of a woman’s business card being circulated and advertising prostitution services. However, when police called the number on the business card, the woman told police that a vengeful ex-boyfriend had printed up the cards and was circulating them around the area. She filed a police report with the Lady Lake Police Department. She had also filed a report with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Lady Lake police advised the woman to let them know if she was contacted by someone wanting prostitution services.

Jeffery Colon
Jeffery Colon

On Dec. 21, she let police know she had been contacted by a man and police helped her set up a rendezvous at RaceTrac service station on U.S. Hwy. 27/441. The man indicated via text message he wanted to meet her at 2 p.m. before he went to work and he would be in a green pickup truck by the vacuum cleaner.

Police arrived on the scene and approached the man, who immediately locked the doors of his vehicle and began screaming, “I didn’t do anything,” over and over. While officers attempted to arrest the man, identified as 35-year-old Jeffery Colon of Ocala, he allegedly tripped a police officer and pushed the officer to the ground, causing injury to the officer’s left elbow and knee.

Colon was found to be in possession of $1,880 in cash. Items found in his truck included condoms and the business card advertising the woman’s prostitution service.

The arrest report indicated that Colon is employed as a cook at Margarita Republic on Spanish Springs Town Square.

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