Deputies Seize Substantial Amount of Meth

On Wednesday, February 1, 2012, two Georgia men were arrested after a large amount of crystallized methamphetamine (crystal meth) was located in their vehicle. At approximately 5:45 pm, Sgt Chris Sharpe conducted a traffic stop on northbound Interstate 75. The red Honda Civic was stopped by Sgt Sharpe for speeding. Sgt Sharpe and Deputy Matt [...]

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CCSO Dive Team uses Sonar to locate drowning victim

Story is courtesy of the Gainesville Sun. (www.gainesville.com) The body of an Alachua County fisherman was recovered from Lake Alto Tuesday morning, more than a day after he left home to go fishing alone. Nathan William Scholtz, 27, left home around 6:30 a.m. Monday and told his mother he was headed to the lake southeast [...]

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White Springs Man Arrested for Scrap Metals Theft

On January 25, 2012, a White Springs man was arrested for Grand Theft following an investigation by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Sheriff Eric Peisel was investigating the theft of scrap metal from a construction site in northern Columbia County. Norfolk Southern Railroad is conducting railroad maintenance on the railroad trussels on U.S. 41 [...]

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New Deputy Sheriff Takes Oath of Office

On Thursday, January 19, 2012, Anthony G. Parnell was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Mark Hunter and all of CCSO welcome Deputy Parnell to the CCSO family. Deputy Parnell will be assigned to the Patrol Division after successfully completing the field training program.

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Sheriff Promotes Deputy Rick Glover

On Friday, January 13, 2012, Sheriff Mark Hunter promoted Deputy Sheriff Rick Glover to the rank of Corporal. Corporal Glover will be assigned to the Patrol Division. All of us at the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office offer our congralutations to Corporal Glover.

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