Fraud Alert

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has recently received a complaint of fraud from a citizen. The suspect’s made contact with the victim via telephone and told themthat their grandson had been arrested in New York State and that they needed to send bond money to secure his release. The victim sent the funds to a [...]

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New Detention Officer Joins CCSO

On Thursday, February 16, 2012, Beverly Vaughn joined the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office family. Ms. Vaughn is assigned to the Columbia County Detention Facility as a Detention Officer. Sheriff Hunter swore Ms. Vaughn in at a ceremony held at the Sheriff’s Office. We would like to welcome Beverly Vaughn to the Sheriff’s Office!

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New Evidence Tech Joins CCSO

On Wednesday, February 15, 2012, Elizabeth E. Rehberg joined the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Mrs. Rehberg is assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division as an Evidence Techinician. Mrs. Rehberg will assist the Evidence Custodian, Kathy Shepard, with the intake and daily management of evidence at the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Mark Hunter swore Mrs. [...]

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Task Forces Siezes Meth Lab

On Monday, February 14, 2012, the Columbia County Multi Jurisdictional Task Force seized materials used in the clandestine production of methamphetamine.  Detectives served a search warrant at 247 NE Old Jacksonville Loop, Lake City, FL. Detectives located ingredients and paraphernalia consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine. Though the meth lab was not actively making methamphetamine [...]

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District 2 Office Making Progress in Ft. White

On Tuesday, February 7, 2012, the former Ft. White Library was opened to Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter, Ronnie Brannon (Tax Collector) and Columbia County Commissioner Rusty Depratter. Construction personnel from Columbia County had previously laid out the interior of the structure with tape on the floor to show the location of walls and doors. [...]

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