Lieutenant Promoted to Captain

On Friday, November 9, 2012, Lieutenant Chuck Brewington was promoted to the rank of Captain. In a promotion ceremony held at the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Mark Hunter officially promoted Lt. Brewington to Captain. The promotion ceremony was attended by friends, family and co-workers. Captain Brewington joined the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office in August [...]

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Local Business Robbed

On Wednesday, November 7, 2012, a local convenience store was robbed at gunpoint.  Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 3828 North US HWY 441 (Chevron) to investigate an armed robbery.  At approximately 6:45 p.m., the suspect entered the store and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect was brandishing a small, silver colored handgun. [...]

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Man Arrested for Obscene Communications

On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, a Columbia County man was arrested following an undercover operation conducted by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. In October of 2012, the suspect began cellular phone texting an 11 year old girl with sexually explicit messages. Detective Katina Dicks assumed the investigation and began to communicate with the suspect via [...]

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Two Arrested on Narcotics Charges

On Thursday, November 1, 2012, two people were arrested on drug charges. At approximately 11:00 am, an off duty Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed what he believed was a drug transaction taking place.  Sgt Todd Lussier was stopped at the intersection of East Duval St. and Country Club when he observed the alleged drug [...]

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Semi-Annual Crime Statistics for 2012

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has released the semi-annual crime statistics for the period of January 1 – June 30, 2012. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement compiles reported crime data from law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Florida. The FDLE utilizes seven (7) vital statistic crimes to compile the statistics. Those seven [...]

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