Lake City Man to Face Multiple Charges

At 3 p.m., detectives with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office arrested Steven Hankins, 51 of Lake City at the conclusion of a seven month investigation. The investigation, which began in September 2013 focused on an employee of Anderson Columbia, Inc. who was suspected of ordering items on corporate accounts and then selling them for personal [...]

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Detectives Shut Down Home “Drug Store”

On Monday night, detectives from the Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force served a search warrant at a residence, 233 SW Riddle Lane. The warrant was a result of an undercover investigation into narcotics being sold out of this home. Columbia County Sheriff’s Office SWAT deputies assisted by securing the home for the detectives. The search uncovered [...]

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CSU and Columbia County Crime Stoppers take part in Home Show

While folks enjoyed the 11th Annual North Florida Home and Patio Show at the fairgrounds the past weekend, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Service Unit and Columbia County Crime Stoppers did what they do best, serve the community! They were on hand to answer questions and provide information on their services. We are indeed [...]

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Scam Alert

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office received an email report from a citizen about a suspicious incident that occurred on Saturday.   The incident involved a teen coming to the door selling magazines for a “school trip”.  Wisely, the citizen contacted the school this morning and learned they had no such fundraiser going on.  The Sheriff’s Office [...]

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Deputies Locate Missing Elderly Man

At 8:37 am, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office responded to 375 SW Old Spanish Road due to a missing elderly man. The preliminary investigation revealed that Richard Irving Preston, 87 was missing from the home he shares with his wife. When a home health worker arrived at 8:30 am to care for the couple, she [...]

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