NY Fugitive May Get Coal In His Stocking

On Tuesday, December 23, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office assisted the U. S. Marshal Service in the arrest of a wanted fugitive out of New York. Ardell Holmes, 33, wanted for parole violation and in connection to a homicide was reported to have ties to Columbia County and CCSO detectives had issued a BOLO (be [...]

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Detectives Uncover Evidence of Child Exploitation

On Monday, December 22, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a residence, 300 SE Fawn Glen in Lake City and subsequently arrested a local man on multiple charges relating to internet crimes against children. The investigation was initiated in late November after information was received that a Columbia County man had [...]

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Students Learn About Their Sheriff’s Office

On Friday, December 19, students from Eastside Elementary School toured the Sheriff’s Office Operations Center, seeing firsthand how the Sheriff’s Office personnel perform their various duties. The students, who were made up of the Eastside Safety Patrol and Student Council were provided an overview of the Sheriff’s Office, spoke with detectives and were given a [...]

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***Update*** Investigation Underway in Inmate Death

On Wednesday, December 10, at approximately 3:30 pm, the deceased inmate’s next of kin was notified by CCSO detectives. Deceased was Ms. Carol Corwin, 54 of Fort White. The investigation continues. (Original Release) Investigation Underway in Inmate Death On Wednesday, December 10, at 4:50 am, an inmate at the Columbia County Detention Facility was found [...]

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Investigation Underway in Inmate Death

On Wednesday, December 10, at 4:50 am, an inmate at the Columbia County Detention Facility was found unresponsive in their cell. Detention personnel began CPR and alerted EMS, who transported the subject to Lake Shore Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The subject, whose name will not be released until next of kin notification, was [...]

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