Two Arrested for filing a false report

On Saturday, June 18, 2011, two Columbia County women were arrested by the Columbia Sheriff’s Office for filing a false police report. Crystal Marie Hemingway called the Sheriff’s Office to report a robbery. Ms. Hemingway told the responding Deputies that an unknown male had pulled up in front of a residence she was visiting at [...]

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Man Arrested for Murder

On Tuesday, June 14, 2011, a suspect in a Highlands County (FL) murder was arrested by Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputies. Sgt Jeff Watson of CCSO was contacted by Detectives with the Highland County Sheriff’s Office. They were seeking Prentiss T. Legree and had an active arrest warrant for murder. Highlands County Detectives believed that Legree [...]

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Pursuit Leads to Arrest

On Saturday, May 21, 2011, a Lake City man was arrested by Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputies following a pursuit. At approximately 8:45 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Danny Brown was dispatched to the Fast Track convenience store on U.S. 90 West. The complainant advised Deputy Brown that someone had just stolen his 2004 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. [...]

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Man Arrested for Growing Marijuana

On Monday, May 23, 2011, a man was arrested by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office following a narcotics investigation. Deputy James Finnell, the School Resource Officer at Lake City Middle School, discovered several marijuana plants that were growing in a wooded area on school property. It was obvious that the marijuana plants were being cared [...]

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Robbery Leads to Shooting

On Sunday, May 29, 2011, a Columbia County man was shot in the leg during a robbery. At approximately 1:45 a.m., Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to 376 NE Bonds St., Lake City, FL to investigate a robbery/shooting. Deputies determined that the suspect approached a group of people standing near a car. The [...]

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