Man Arrested for Arson

On Thursday, June 27, 2013, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a structure fire at 149 NE Campus Place. The unoccupied residence suffered interior damage from the fire after being extinguished by the Columbia County Fire Department. Witnesses at the scene advised deputies that a suspicious person was seen near the house prior to […]

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Deputy Promoted

On Friday, June 21, 2013, Deputy Sheriff Steven Khachigan was promoted to the rank of Corporal. In a ceremony attended by family, friends and coworkers, Sheriff Mark Hunter officially promoted Steven to Corporal.Corporal Khachigan was most recently assigned as a School Resource Deputy. He will be transferred to the Patrol Division as a supervisor. We […]

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Louisiana Man Arrested on Drug Charges

On Wednesday, June 12, 2012, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Louisiana man on drug charges. Corporal Rick Damon and Deputy Calvin Lee contacted the suspect, Peter Guarisco, in the parking lot of Wal-Mart. Guarisco was sitting in his 2004 Cadillac. Deputies discovered that Mr. Guarisco did not have a valid driver license from […]

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Ft. White Man Arrested for Growing Marijuana

On Friday, June 7, 2013, a Ft. White man was arrested by Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies after an indoor marijuana growing operation was discovered in his home. At approximately 8:15 pm, a search warrant was served by the Columbia County Multi Jurisdictional Task Force at 418 SW Bangor Way, Ft. White, FL. Deputies discovered […]

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Man Arrested for Credit Card Theft

On Friday, June 7, 2013, a Live Oak man was arrested by Columbia County Sheriff’s Office detectives following an investigation into credit card fraud and theft. On June 4, 2013, the victim reported to Sheriff’s deputies that her credit card had been stolen, along with cash, from her purse. Detective Andrea Useche was assigned to […]

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