On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office received a request for assistance from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in reference to locating a homicide suspect. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office was searching for Pedro Jose Maldonado, a Weston, Florida resident, in regards to a double homicide that was discovered on Tuesday afternoon [...]
On Tuesday November 19th, 2013, Sheriff Mark Hunter presented the Distinguished Service Award to Mr. Arthur C. Butler Sr. for 30 years of service and support to the Florida Sheriff’s Association. We would like to extend our most sincerest appreciation to Mr. Butler for supporting our Sheriff’s and Deputy Sheriff’s for all of these years.
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in Lesli Strait as a Deputy Sheriff. We would like to welcome Deputy Sheriff Strait to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office family and wish her the best of luck.
On Sunday, November 17th 2013, at 11:30 p.m. Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a call of a shooting at a residence on 252B North of Troy Road. Upon arrival Deputies found that Christopher Curry and Michelle Curry had been shot Preliminary investigation revealed that Christopher Curry and Michelle Curry were involved in a [...]
The preliminary investigation reveals nothing of a suspicious nature at this time and both occupants were asleep in different areas of the residence at the start of the fire on SW Dante Terrace. Officer Greear was awakened by the fire and initially made efforts to extinguish the fire which were unsuccessful. He then attempted to [...]
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