***UPDATE- ROBERTS CAPTURED!!!***Escapee On The Run

On Wednesday, May 7, an inmate from the Columbia County Detention Facility has escaped and currently remains at large. The preliminary investigation has revealed that around 4 am, an inmate told detention deputies inmate Steve A. Roberts had escaped during the night. Although the investigation is on-going, it is believed that Roberts left sometime after…

Student Makes Hoax Call Triggering Lockdown

***UPDATED at 9 pm April 23*** Student Makes Hoax Call Triggering Lockdown On Wednesday, April 23, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office responded to Columbia High School due to a 911 call from an unknown person indicating another student had brought a weapon into the school. The 911 call triggered emergency procedures by the school and…

Two New Members Join CCSO

On Wednesday, April 23, in a ceremony attended by Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in two new members. Charity Payne was sworn in as School Crossing Guard and Terry Libbert was sworn in as a volunteer with the Citizen Service Unit.

Annual Crime Report Released

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has released the annual crime report. The statistics are from a reporting period of January 2013 to December 2013. The report shows an overall increase of 5.1% in the crime index for Columbia County from the previous year. The unincorporated county area had a 4.4% increase due to…