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SHERIFF MARK A. HUNTER (NPA)The intent of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Website is to enable you to be informed with the most up to date information that we can provide you and in the most efficient and effective manner. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office provides professional law enforcement services with integrity and compassion to meet the diverse needs of our community.


The latest news stories

Pharmacy Robber Convicted in Federal Court

United States Attorney, Roger Handberg, praised members of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, along with other agencies, for their assistance in the successful prosecution of a pharmacy robber. Jesse Rance Moore (46) of Bell, Florida was convicted in federal court on November 6, 2023 for robbing four different area pharmacies. The first robbery occurred at…

Canine and Handler Place 1st Despite Injury

On Saturday, November 18, 2023, Corporal Matthew Waddington and his K-9 partner “Cairo” participated in a competition sponsored by “K9’s United.” The event was held in Jacksonville, Florida and featured K9 teams from 13 different agencies around the state. The teams participated in various challenges where awards were given for Obstacle Course, Fastest Dog, Hardest…

Arrest Made in Coyoete Turner Homicide

Detectives have arrested an individual in the homicide of Coyoete Turner. A person of interest had previously been identified as John Leonard Bowen (47). Bowen, a registered sex offender, was being held in the Columbia County Detention Facility on unrelated charges associated with violating his sex offender registration. This morning, CCSO detectives charged him in…

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