Man Sets Himself on Fire After Domestic Violence Attack

On Thursday, September 13, 2012, a Columbia County man set himself on fire after he attacked two people with a baseball bat. Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence on SE Margaret St. at approximately 11:15 p.m. When deputies arrived at the home, they found the suspect standing in the front yard engulfed [...]

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Multi Agency Operation Seizes Synthetic Substances

On Wednesday, September 12, 2012, a multi agency law enforcement operation resulted in the seizure of synthetic marijuana and bath salts from local businesses. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Lake City Police Department, State Attorney’s Office and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for the morning operation. On March 23, 2012, Florida Governor [...]

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Man Arrested after Shooting Incident

On Thursday, September 6, 2012, at approximately 7:40 pm, a Columbia County man was arrested on multiple charges following a shooting incident at his home. Deputies responded to a residence off N.W. Falling Creek Rd. to investigate a reported home invasion and shooting. The complainant reported to Deputies that an unknown male suspect entered his [...]

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New Member Joins CCSO

On Wednesday, September 5, 2012, Tracey Hicks joined the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Ms. Hicks was officially sworn-in by Sheriff Mark Hunter in a ceremony attended by friends and co-workers. Ms. Hicks is assigned as a Receptionist at the Columbia County Detention Facility. We would like to welcome Ms. Hicks to the Sheriff’s Office family [...]

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Deputy Promoted to Corporal

On Friday, August 31, 2012, Deputy Sheriff Rick Damon was promoted to Corporal. At a ceremony attended by family, friends and coworkers, Sheriff Mark Hunter officially recognized Deputy Damon as the newest Corporal at the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Corporal Damon is a two year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and will be assigned to [...]

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