Are You A Future Victim of A Vehicle Burglary?

During the last 30 days, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has investigated 44 vehicle burglaries throughout the unincorporated areas of the county. The M.O. has been the same in each case; valuables stolen from unlocked vehicles. Most vehicle burglaries are crimes of opportunity. The thief looks for easy access and doesn’t want to make much [...]

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New Member Joins CCSO

On Wednesday, September 3 in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in a new member. Sheriff Hunter swore in Mr. Daniel “Danny” Blanton as a Detention Deputy. Detention Deputy Blanton will be assigned to the Detention Division as a detention officer. We wish him the best in [...]

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Sheriff Hunter Promotes CCSO Members

On Friday, August 29 in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter promoted Corporal Jason Langston to the rank of Sergeant and Detention Deputy John Geiger to the rank of Corporal. Sergeant Langston and Corporal Geiger are assigned to the Detention Division and will remain in that division as [...]

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FDLE Investigates Death of Local Man After Encounter with Deputy

On Sunday, August 24 at 6:24 pm, a Deputy Sheriff with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office took a local man into custody. During the arrest, the man resisted and the deputy used his “taser” to gain control. The deputy called for EMS due to the subject acting strange prior to the arrest. While waiting, the [...]

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New Members Join CCSO

On Wednesday, August 20 in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in four new members. The members were sworn in at the positions indicated; Martha Escobar as a School Crossing Guard, Mary Luke as a LPN, Keith Thomas as a Detention Deputy, and Brett Sullivan as a [...]

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