Man Charged with Grand Theft

On Wednesday, August 17, 2011, a Columbia County man was arrested for allegedly stealing a motor vehicle and selling it for scrap. Detective Calvin Fenner of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation in early August in reference to several thefts from a home in Columbia County. Detective Fenner determined that the suspect unlawfully [...]

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Man Arrested for Arson

On Thursday, August 18, 2011, a Columbia County man was arrested for setting fire to four structures. At approximately 1:50 a.m., Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a structure fire at the intersection of Thomas Rd. and U.S. 90 West. A wooden shed was completely engulfed in flames when CCSO and the Columbia County Fire [...]

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Man Arrested for Burglarizing Same Home Twice

On August 2, 2011, a home located on SE Golf Club Ave was burglarized. The suspect entered the home and stole jewelry and U.S. currency. On August 5, 2011, the same home was burglarized again. When Deputy Sheriff Scott Staley arrived at the home on August 5, 2011, at approximately 8:45 p.m., to investigate a [...]

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Georgia Teen Found Unresponisive

On Tuesday, August 2, 2011, a 16 year old male from Fitzgerald, GA was found unresponsive at a football camp in Columbia County. The Fitzgerald (Georgia) High School Football team was conducting a football camp at the Florida Bible Camp in Southern Columbia County. After a morning of practice, 16 year old DonTeria J. Searcy [...]

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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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