Man wanted on Capital Sexual Battery charges captured

A Lake City man wanted for Capital Sexual Battery upon a child was arrested by Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Detectives this afternoon. Detectives have been searching for Steve Wayne Mathis, 28, (585 SE ANDREWS LAKE CITY FL)since March 14, 2011. Evidence was found in Mathis’s home that led Detectives to receive an arrest warrant for [...]

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Robbery Suspect Being Sought

On 02/20/2011 a Robbery occurred in a residential area near the east intersection of Baya Drive and U.S. 90. An elderly female was exiting her vehicle at her home when a stranger approached her. He spoke with her briefly then pulled her purse forcibly from her and fled the area. The man was described as [...]

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Multiple Arrests Made by Task Force

On Sunday, February 27, 2011, the Columbia County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force concluded a lengthy undercover narcotics investigation. Task Force Detectives have been investigating the illegal sale of prescription medications and illicit drugs in Columbia County. MJTF Detectives have worked for many months on this lengthy and complex investigation that culminated in multiple arrests yesterday. Detectives [...]

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Man Charged with 3 Counts of Homicide

On Thursday, February 3, 2011, a Columbia County man was arrested for three counts of 1st degree murder. Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 1506 S.E. Baya Drive, Lake City, FL at approximately 12:00 a.m. Deputies discovered three adults, two women and one man, in the home that were deceased. Detectives and Crime Scene Technicians [...]

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Two Arrested for Meth Lab

On Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at approximately 11:35 p.m., Columbia County Sheriffs Deputies seized a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory at a residence in Columbia County. An anonymous tip from a concerned citizen led Deputies to the home located at 10015 S.W. CR 240, Lake City, FL. Deputies searched the residence after receiving consent from the homeowner. [...]

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