Pursuit of U-Haul Leads to One Arrest

On February 1, 2010, Deputies with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Tampa man following a traffic stop on U.S. 90 West. At approximately 1030 hrs, Deputy John Snipes observed a U-Haul rental van on U.S. 90 West and Interstate 75. The vehicle matched the description of a BOLO from Suwannee County. The driver [...]

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Undercover Op Nets Two

The Columbia County Multi Jurisdictional Task Force arrested two Ft. White residents following an extended undercover investigation into illegal narcotics sales. Deputies and Task Force agents served a search warrant on February 2, 2010 at 394 S.W. Buffalo Ct, Ft. White, FL. Agents were able to seize over $16,000.00 in U.S. currency and crack cocaine. [...]

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Local Doctor Arrested

On Thursday, February 11, 2010, a Lake City doctor was arrested on narcotics charges. Deputies arrested Dr. Joseph M. Hernandez, M.D., P.A. at 5:00 p.m. today after an arrest warrant had been issued. Dr. Hernandez was arrested at his medical practice, 826 S.W. Main Blvd, Lake City, FL (Medical Clinic of North Florida) without incident. [...]

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Parents Arrested for Child Neglect

On January 6, 2010, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested two Columbia County parents for child neglect and false imprisonment. Deputy Sheriff Will Porter responded to 801 S.W. Alfalfa Avenue, Lake City, FL, to assist the Florida Department of Children and Families with an investigation that they were conducting. Deputy Porter was shown a bedroom [...]

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Man Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Arson

Detectives with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office have charged a Columbia County resident with conspiracy to commit arson. On December 30, 2009, a concerned citizen contacted the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office advising Deputies that she was asked by Gerald Allan Wisener to assist him in setting fire to a home. The witness currently rents the [...]

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