Deputies Awarded Medal of Distinction

On Thursday evening at the Board of County Commissioners meeting Sheriff Mark Hunter awarded Lt. Katina Dicks and Deputy Brian Lucas the Medal of Distinction. The medals were awarded for their actions on March 7 when they responded to a 911 call of an unresponsive infant, 2 month old Maleigh Robertson. When the deputies arrived [...]

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Search Warrants Yield Guns and Drugs

On Wednesday, detectives from the Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force served search warrants at residences, 411 NW Bascom Norris Dr. Apt. 104 and 843 NE Catawba St. in Lake City. The warrants were a result of a lengthy undercover investigation into narcotics violations. Columbia County Sheriff’s Office SWAT deputies assisted by securing the homes for the [...]

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Deputies Assist Columbia Correctional Institution

At 5:14 p.m., the Columbia County Combined Communication Center received a 911 call from Columbia Correctional Institution (CCI) in reference to two inmates being stabbed.   911 Center subsequently notified the Sheriff’s Office Watch Commander of the incident. Deputies were dispatched to CCI to assist if needed.  While en route, CCI updated the 911 Center that [...]

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Third Annual Fins and Pins Benefit

Join Sheriff Mark Hunter in supporting the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch at the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Third Annual Fins and Pins Benefit on Saturday, April 26th, 2014.  The bowling tournament will begin at 1 p.m. at Lake City Bowl, 347 SW SR 247 in Lake City with a free fish fry following at the [...]

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Lake City Man to Face Multiple Charges

At 3 p.m., detectives with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office arrested Steven Hankins, 51 of Lake City at the conclusion of a seven month investigation. The investigation, which began in September 2013 focused on an employee of Anderson Columbia, Inc. who was suspected of ordering items on corporate accounts and then selling them for personal [...]

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