Task Force Seizes 4.5 Pounds of Marijuana

On Tuesday, January 10, 2012, an undercover operation by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of two Columbia County residents and the seizure of 4.5 pounds of marijuana.  The Columbia County Multi Jurisdictional Task received information from other law enforcement sources that a package containing a large amount of marijuana was being [...]

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CCSO Promotes Two to Corporal

On January 6, 2012, Sheriff Mark Hunter officially promoted two Deputy Sheriff’s to the rank of Corporal. Deputy Sheriff’s Caleb Douglas and Jonathon Rhodes were promoted this morning in a ceremony attended by co workers, friends and family. Corporal Douglas and Corporal Rhodes will continue to serve in the Patrol Division of the Columbia County [...]

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Family Displaced by Fire Receives Assistance

On Tuesday, January 2, 2012, a Ft. White family’s home was damaged by a fire. Melissa King called the Ft. White High and Ft. White Middle School attendance offices to inform them that her two children would be missing a few days of school due to the fire and the resulting damage. Columbia County Sheriff’s [...]

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Two Arrested After Vehicle Pursuit

Two Columbia County residents were arrested Wednesday evening as the result of a vehicle pursuit. At approximately 7:30 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Jesse Cieslik attempted to stop a Ford pickup truck for a traffic law violation at the intersection of S.W. Mauldin Ave and S.W. Wingate St. The driver of the pickup truck refused to yield [...]

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Arrest made in Dirt Bike theft

On December 14, 2011, a Lake City man was arrested for Grand Theft Auto. At approximately 12:00 am on December 14th, Deputy Sheriff Joshua McCardle observed a dirt bike being driven on N.W. Brown Rd. The dirt bike did not have proper lighting or a license plate. Deputy McCardle conducted a traffic stop and soon [...]

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