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…

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.

CCSO helps students prepare for District Science Olympiad

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is assisting two Richardson Middle School students prepare for the upcoming Science Olympiad. 8th grade students Maria D’Antoni and T.J. Price will be demonstrating crime scene investigation techniques as part of their Olympiad project. CCSO Crime Scene Investigators Ronnie Ash and James Grimes spent the morning at Richardson Middle School…

Task Force Seizes 4.5 Pounds of Marijuana

On Tuesday, January 10, 2012, an undercover operation by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of two Columbia County residents and the seizure of 4.5 pounds of marijuana.  The Columbia County Multi Jurisdictional Task received information from other law enforcement sources that a package containing a large amount of marijuana was being…