Shooting Death Investigated

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the shooting death of a 19 year old Lake City man. Leonard Montrez Walker, 155 E. Fronie St, Lake City, FL was shot at a party located on Chesterfied Circle at approximately 11:30 p.m Wednesday evening. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and Columbia County EMS were called…

615 pounds of marijuana seized

On Saturday, June 13, 2009, Deputies from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office seized approximately 615 pounds of marijuana. Sgt Mike Sweat was patrolling Interstate 75 for speeders and aggressive drivers. Sgt Swear observed a 2001 Fleetwood Motor Coach perform and illegal lane change. Sgt Sweat conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on southbound I-75…

Armed Robbery

An armed robbery occurred during the early morning hours on Wednesday, June 10, 2009. At approximately 1210 in the morning, two men wearing ski masks and gloves entered the S & S convenience store located at I-75 and S.R. 47 (4046 SW S.R. 47, Lake City, FL 32024). One suspect was armed with a shotgun…

Homicide Suspect Named

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Detectives have released the name of the suspect in the arson/homicide that occurred at 238 N.W. Bagel Court on Sunday, June 7, 2009. Kenneth Allen Ford, 2/17/1966, is suspected of intentionally setting his home on fire. The fire took the life of his live-in girlfriend. The victims name is still being…

Woman found in burned house

On Sunday, June 7, 2009, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious house fire at 238 N.W. Bagel Court, Lake City, FL. At approximately 8:30 a.m., a neighbor called 911 to report the structure fire. Upon extinguishing the fire, the body of a female was discovered inside the burned structure. Columbia County Fire…