Investigation Uncovers Potential Health Risk

On Friday, August 1, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeffery Brown for failure to properly care for nearly 20 horses on his property located at 385 NW The Lords Ct. The investigation began in mid-July, when deputies were called to an address in the unincorporated county area to check on horses that had wandered [...]

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Two New Members Join CCSO

On Friday, August 1, in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in two new members. Jessica Smith was sworn in as Detention Deputy and Chelsea Collins took the oath as a civilian employee. Detention Deputy Smith will be assigned to the Detention Division as a detention officer [...]

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Sheriff Hunter Promotes CCSO Member

On Friday, July 25 in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter promoted Corporal Jimmy Watson to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Watson will remain in the Criminal Investigation Division in his current assignment as the supervisor of the Crime Scene Unit. We would like to congratulate Sergeant Jimmy [...]

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Argument Leads to Stabbing; 4 Injured

On Saturday, July 19 at 8 pm, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office responded to 290 SW Wendy Terrence due to a report of 3 or 4 people being stabbed. When deputies arrived they located 2 victims that had been stabbed and 2 that were cut. The preliminary investigation revealed an argument between the occupants of [...]

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Two Toddlers on a Walkabout Lands Three in Jail

On Monday, July 14, at 9:28 am, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Mayfair Subdivision off SR 247, where a concerned citizen found two toddlers wandering unsupervised. Deputies learned that Tony Petty had found the toddlers near the intersection of Pilots Way and Mayfair Lane at about 8:30 am. Mr. Petty took them [...]

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