On September 5, 2013, members of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and Lake City Police Department showed their support in the annual Eastside Elementary Safety Patrol Pinning Ceremony. During the ceremony, Capt. Wingate of the Sheriff’s Office and Chief Gilmore of the Lake City Police Department took turns pinning the newly appointed Safety Patrol Member […]
On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office Members, Sheriff Mark Hunter promoted Deputy Sheriff Brian Blevins. Deputy Sheriff Brian Blevins was promoted to Corporal and is assigned to the Judicial Division. We would like to congratulate Corporal Brian Blevins on his promotion and wish him luck in […]
On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in a new Sheriff’s Office employee. Matthew Baucom was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff and assigned to the Patrol Division.
Murder Suspect Captured On Thursday, August 29, 2013, Ernest Larry Grandison was arrested by the Louisiana Jefferson Parrish Sheriff’s Office and United States Marshal Service Fugitive apprehension team. On April 27, 2012, Ernest Grandison robbed the A&M Discount Beverage located at 394 East Duval Street, Lake City. During the robbery, Grandison fatally shot Rajnikant Patel. […]
On Thursday, August 22, 2013, in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in three new Sheriff’s Office employees. Jeffrey Higginbotham became a member of the Citizen Support Unit, Eric Fraddosio was sworn in as a Detention Deputy and was assigned to the CCDF and Chris Hale was […]
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