Fort White Robber Arrested

On February 5, 2014, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office was notified by U.S. Marshal Service they arrested Dennis Godden, 31 as a result of an active Columbia County warrant.  Gooden was arrested without incident in Brevard County Fla., booked into their jail and later extradited to Columbia County where he is currently in jail. The arrest…

Detective Seeks Public’s Help

In September 2013, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division began an investigation into thefts from a local business, Anderson Columbia Co. Inc.  The investigation focused on an employee who was suspected of ordering items on corporate accounts and then selling them for personal gain. The stolen property consisted of new and used laptops,…

Plans for Torch Run Underway

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, along with other law enforcement agencies in the area have begun gearing up for this year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run®.   Friday, January 31, we will be outside Publix accepting donations for the Florida Special Olympics Summer Games. The torch run is scheduled for April 9th at 9:30 a.m. starting at the…

Multi-Agency Joint Operation Yields Arrest For Narcotics & Firearms Violations–Nets Impressive Results

On Thursday, January 23rd, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), working in conjunction with the Columbia County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force, served several arrest and search warrants following an extensive 14 month long investigation. The Columbia County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force is comprised of law enforcement personnel from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Lake City…