On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, an inmate that had previously walked away from the Lake City Work Release Center (FL D.O.C.) was captured. On March, 31, 2012, Daniel L. Retherford walked away from the Lake City Work Release Center located in Lake City, FL. Detectives from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office believed that Retherford was [...]
On Wednesday, April 4, 2012, Eric Wilson officially joined the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff (Reserve). Sheriff Mark Hunter swore Deputy Wilson in at a ceremony attended by the Wilson family and CCSO staff. We would like to welcome Deputy Sheriff Eric Wilson to the CCSO family.
On Saturday, March 31, 2012, a Columbia County man suffered a gunshot injury following an argument with neighbors. Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 134 N.E. Sunnybrook St., Lake City, FL at approximately 12:00 am to investigate a shooting. Deputies determined that an argument had occurred between the victim and the two suspects. Deputies [...]
The Region 2 Drug Enforcement Strike Force conducted a multi county operation in a continuing effort to stem the fraudulent obtainment and transportation of prescription and other illegal narcotics in the State of Florida. Governor Scott created 7 Regional Drug Enforcement Strike Forces as part of Florida’s Pill Mill initiative to combat the growing prescription [...]
On Wednesday, March 21, 2012, two new members joined the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. In a ceremony held at the Sheriff’s Office Operations Center, Sheriff Mark Hunter officially swore in J.C. Browning as a volunteer with the Citizens Service Unit and Mr. James Nash as a Deputy Sheriff (Reserve). The entire Columbia County Sheriff’s Office [...]
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