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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

Teen Driver Challenge

 Driving is serious business!  The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office offers a course to better equip teen drivers with the techniques and tools needed to become safe and defensive drivers.  Under the direction of professional driving instructors, students learn how to check their vehicle and perform basic maintenance such as checking the oil and tire pressure.  This may…

(Update) Detectives Investigate Shooting Death-Arrest Made

On Thursday evening, December 27, Columbia County Sheriff Office Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the 11 year old that shot and killed 14 year old Jadon Vaughn, Wednesday night.   Carter Palm, 11 of Lake City was taken into custody without incident at a residence in Gilchrist County on the charge of Manslaughter and…

Detectives Investigate Shooting Death

On Wednesday, December 26, Columbia County Sheriff Office Detectives began an investigation into the shooting death of a juvenile.   At about 7 pm, Deputies responded to the 200 block of SE Anastasia Street in unincorporated Columbia County due to a report of a person shot. When Deputies arrived they learned the subject that had…

Detectives Investigation Homicide

On Tuesday, December 4, Columbia County Sheriff Office Detectives began a homicide investigation into the death of a female who had been discovered in a local motel room. Deputies had been sent to the Sands Motel at 1600 E Duval Street in unincorporated Lake City to do a welfare check on a female staying in…

Sexual Predator Address Change

Sexual Predator Address Change On DC Supervision 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: David Wayne Bridges Address: 356 NW Brook Loop, Lake City, FL DOB: 12/26/1978 Hair Color: Brown Eyes: Blue The above subject was convicted…

Sexual Predator Address Change

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: Eugene Edward Merritt Address: 3690 SW Ichetucknee Ave, Lake City, FL DOB: 09/19/1969 Hair Color: Brown Eyes: Hazel The above subject was convicted of: 11/18/2008 for…

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