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SHERIFF MARK A. HUNTER (NPA)The intent of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Website is to enable you to be informed with the most up to date information that we can provide you and in the most efficient and effective manner. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office provides professional law enforcement services with integrity and compassion to meet the diverse needs of our community.

Recent News

Third Arrest Made In McGee Murder

Shortly after midnight, Monday April 15, the third suspect in the murder of Steven McGee was taken into custody outside a Lake City Motel where he was staying. After obtaining information from the U.S. Marshals, CCSO detectives responded to the Super 8 Motel off SR 47.  After a short time, the suspect, Cody James Bartosek,…

Arrests Made In McGee Murder

Arrests Made In McGee Murder In the early morning hours of Friday, April 12, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrested two in the murder of Steven McGee, who was found Monday morning deceased along Old Spanish Road in the Fort White area. Arrested were Dashan Ricardo Lewis, 42 and Danielle Katherine Cianelli, 22 both of…

Body Found Near Fort White Identified

Detectives have identified the victim as Steven McGee, 29.  The victim’s last known address was in Branford, but he had connections to Columbia, Suwannee and Gilchrist Counties.  “Cases of this nature are rare in this area and cause fear in our community. “ Sheriff Mark Hunter said, “We are working around the clock to get…

Body Found Near Fort White

On Monday, April 8, Columbia County Sheriff Office Detectives began an investigation into the death of a male that was found lying in a wooded area off Old Spanish Rd near Fort White. Before noon, Deputies responded to the area due to a report from a citizen.  The citizen, who was taking a walk, discovered…

Sexual Predator Address Change

In accordance with Florida Statute 775.21, this is a mandatory notification of the changing of address of a registered sexual predator in Columbia County. Name:  Phillip W. Newbern Address: 361 NW Sunset Hill Ct, Lake City, FL 32055 DOB: 04/06/1965 Hair Color: Grey         Eyes: Blue The above subject was convicted of: 09/26/2002 for Sex Batt/coerce…

Sexual Predator Address Change

In accordance with Florida Statute 775.21, this is a mandatory notification of the changing of address of a registered sexual predator in Columbia County. Name:  James Singleton Address: 13700 S US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025 DOB: 09/03/1965 Hair Color: Bald/Black           Eyes: Brown The above subject was convicted of: 09/26/2002 for Sex Batt/coerce Child…

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