***Update*** Victims Status-Deputies Investigate Early Morning Shooting

On Wednesday, July 9, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Victim Advocate reported that the victims, security guard Niaja Bowles, 33 and bystander Alvia Lee, 37 both of Lake City have been released from the hospital and are recovering from their injuries. Robert Dell Church, 29 is still at large as detectives continue to investigate the [...]

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Deputies Investigate Early Morning Shooting

On Saturday, July 5 at 2:30 a.m., Columbia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting at Elks Lodge at 1688 NE Washington Street in Lake City. The initial investigation revealed an argument between two unknown females and a single male, Robert Church, 29 began inside the Elks Lodge at closing. The on-site security guard attempted [...]

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Sheriff Hunter Promotes Two CCSO Members

On Wednesday, July 2 in a ceremony attended by family and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter promoted Deputy Sheriff Brian Rix and Detective Keith Spradley to the rank of Corporal. Corporals Rix and Spradley will be assigned to the Patrol Division as shift supervisors. We would like to congratulate Corporals Rix and Spradley on [...]

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Emotionally Disturbed Man Shoots Gun In Home

At 3:40 pm Tuesday, July 1 the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office responded to 2618 SE Country Club Road due to a 911 call reporting a suicidal subject in the home with a gun. While deputies were responding, the caller told the dispatcher that Robert Larson, 49 armed himself with a pistol during an argument and [...]

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Sheriff Hunter Promotes CCSO Members

On Friday, June 20 in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter promoted three members. Corporals Rick Damon, Matt Grinstead and Jennifer Wolf were promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Damon will be assigned to the Administrative Division as the Community Services Sergeant. Sergeants Grinstead and Wolf will [...]

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