Sheriff Mark Hunter presented four agency members with awards due to their outstanding achievements. Sergeant Howard Bulthuis, Detective Chris Parker, Detective Marcella Mayo and Analyst Yvette Tyler were given the awards for 2016 cases where they preformed their duties in a manner that brought great credit on them and the agency.
A Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputy saved a child, using CPR, who had fallen in a pool and was unresponsive Thursday, October 27th. The 22 month old baby was flown to a hospital in Gainesville where she is in stable condition.
Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrested a Lake City man who has been on a multi county burglary spree. Over a two month period, 14 burglaries were committed by the suspect who used the same method and burglary tools. Five of the 14 burglaries were outside of Columbia County in Suwannee, Baker, Lafayette, and Union Counties.
On Friday, September 9 in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter promoted three CCSO members. Sergeant Richard Glover was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, Corporal Randy Harrison to the rank of Sergeant and Deputy Matthew Baucom to the rank of Corporal. Lieutenant Glover, who has been with…
The Columbia County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force arrested two men following an intensive 8 month long, multi-agency investigation. Task Force Detectives along with personnel from Suwannee, Gilchrist and Colquitt County Ga. Sheriff’s Offices have arrested Leroy Valdez, 36 and Leroy Haynes, 38 both from Georgia on multiple drug related charges.