Sheriff Hunter Promotes CCSO Member

On Wednesday, May 28 in a ceremony attended by Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter promoted Detention Deputy Michael Stancil to the rank of Corporal. Corporal Stancil is assigned to the Detention Division and will remain in that Division as a shift supervisor. We would like to congratulate Corporal Stancil on his promotion and wish…

Lake City Man Faces Child Abuse Charges

On Wednesday, May 21, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Lake City man for multiple counts of child abuse and neglect. The investigation was initiated Tuesday evening, May 20 when a juvenile walked into the Lake City Police Department reporting physical and emotional abuse. Since the suspected crime occurred in the unincorporated area of the…

K9 Team Locates Two in Distress

On Tuesday, May 20, a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office K9 team located two people in separate incidents, illustrating the effectiveness of program. The first incident involved an elderly man wandering off from his home on SW Walter Avenue. Charles Myers, 74 who suffers from Dementia & Parkinson’s disease left his home and his daughter became…

Sheriff Accepts Award for CCSO Safety

On Tuesday, May 20, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Mark Hunter received an award for the fiscal year 2012- 2013 for its advances in “Fleet Safety and Loss Control.” Sheriff Hunter accepted the award from Dick Hunt of the Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund for the agency’s continued improvement in the area of vehicle…