Man Arrested for Arson

On Thursday, August 18, 2011, a Columbia County man was arrested for setting fire to four structures. At approximately 1:50 a.m., Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a structure fire at the intersection of Thomas Rd. and U.S. 90 West. A wooden shed was completely engulfed in flames when CCSO and the Columbia County Fire…

Georgia Teen Found Unresponisive

On Tuesday, August 2, 2011, a 16 year old male from Fitzgerald, GA was found unresponsive at a football camp in Columbia County. The Fitzgerald (Georgia) High School Football team was conducting a football camp at the Florida Bible Camp in Southern Columbia County. After a morning of practice, 16 year old DonTeria J. Searcy…

CCSO Capatain Appointed to CJSTC

Governor Rick Scott has appointed Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Captain Bennie G. Coleman to the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. Captain Coleman, Commander of the Columbia County Detention Facility, will serve a four (4) year term on the Commission. Captain Bennie Coleman retired from the Florida Dept of Corrections after 25 years of service.…

Two Arrested for Abuse of a Disabled Person

On Tuesday, July 26, 2011, two Columbia County residents were arrested for aggravated abuse of a disabled person. At approximately 1:50 p.m., Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were called to assist the Dept of Children and Families for a welfare check on a developmentally disabled adult at 299 N.W. Colin Ct. An anonymous complaint alleged…