Man Injured after Shooting Incident

On Saturday, March 31, 2012, a Columbia County man suffered a gunshot injury following an argument with neighbors. Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 134 N.E. Sunnybrook St., Lake City, FL at approximately 12:00 am to investigate a shooting. Deputies determined that an argument had occurred between the victim and the two suspects. Deputies [...]

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Operation Gateway 2012 Nets 20 Arrests

The Region 2 Drug Enforcement Strike Force conducted a multi county operation in a continuing effort to stem the fraudulent obtainment and transportation of prescription and other illegal narcotics in the State of Florida. Governor Scott created 7 Regional Drug Enforcement Strike Forces as part of Florida’s Pill Mill initiative to combat the growing prescription [...]

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Two New Members Join CCSO

On Wednesday, March 21, 2012, two new members joined the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. In a ceremony held at the Sheriff’s Office Operations Center, Sheriff Mark Hunter officially swore in J.C. Browning as a volunteer with the Citizens Service Unit and Mr. James Nash as a Deputy Sheriff (Reserve). The entire Columbia County Sheriff’s Office [...]

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SWAT Team Takes Man into Custody

On Monday, March 12, 2012, a Columbia County man was arrested by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office a domestic disturbance. Deputies were called to a residence located on S.W. Itchetucknee Ave, Ft. White, FL at approximately 4:00 a.m. A resident of the home reported that Donald A. Dohrn, Jr., was acting irrational and was brandishing [...]

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*Scam Alert*

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is warning the public about criminals posing as DEA special agents or other law enforcement personnel as part of an international extortion scheme. The criminals call the victims (who in most cases previously purchased drugs over the lnternet or by telephone) and identify themselves [...]

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