CCSO Capatain Appointed to CJSTC

Governor Rick Scott has appointed Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Captain Bennie G. Coleman to the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. Captain Coleman, Commander of the Columbia County Detention Facility, will serve a four (4) year term on the Commission. Captain Bennie Coleman retired from the Florida Dept of Corrections after 25 years of service. [...]

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Two Arrested for Abuse of a Disabled Person

On Tuesday, July 26, 2011, two Columbia County residents were arrested for aggravated abuse of a disabled person. At approximately 1:50 p.m., Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were called to assist the Dept of Children and Families for a welfare check on a developmentally disabled adult at 299 N.W. Colin Ct. An anonymous complaint alleged [...]

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Ft. White High School Vandalized

Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Ft. White High School on Friday, June 17, 2011 to investigate a report of vandalism to the school. Deputy Joshua McCardle discovered that several windows to the school had been broken. It appears that the suspect (s) paint ball pellets to break the windows. It was also apparent that [...]

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Two Arrested for filing a false report

On Saturday, June 18, 2011, two Columbia County women were arrested by the Columbia Sheriff’s Office for filing a false police report. Crystal Marie Hemingway called the Sheriff’s Office to report a robbery. Ms. Hemingway told the responding Deputies that an unknown male had pulled up in front of a residence she was visiting at [...]

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Man Arrested for Murder

On Tuesday, June 14, 2011, a suspect in a Highlands County (FL) murder was arrested by Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputies. Sgt Jeff Watson of CCSO was contacted by Detectives with the Highland County Sheriff’s Office. They were seeking Prentiss T. Legree and had an active arrest warrant for murder. Highlands County Detectives believed that Legree [...]

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