Sheriff Hunter Promotes Daniels and Sweat

Sheriff Mark Hunter promotes Corporal Ronnie Daniels to the rank of Sergeant and Detention Deputy Howard Sweat to Corporal. Sergeant Daniels, who has been with CCSO since 2006, will be assigned as a watch commander at the Detention Facility and Corporal Sweat, who has been at CCSO sine 2012 will be a shift supervisor in the Detention Division.

Drugs Found On Aircraft Being Serviced

On Wednesday, July 20, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office began a narcotics investigation when approximately 1 kilo of cocaine was found on an aircraft at HAECO Aviation Services Inc. located at 102 SE Academic Ave.   HAECO service personnel found the narcotics while servicing a Jet Blue A320 aircraft and notified CCSO. The investigation revealed…

Detention Deputy Arrested

On Saturday, July 23, a Columbia County Detention Deputy was arrested at the county detention facility when he brought in and delivered contraband to an inmate. Dillon Moore was arrested at 6:50 am and was booked on one count of delivering contraband into a detention facility.   The investigation began earlier in the week when…

County Inmate Walks Off Work Crew

A Columbia County Detention Facility inmate escaped while assigned to a work crew doing lawn maintenance at a county facility in the Fort White area. Steven Swain Shuman, 22 walked off the work site around 11:10am. He was one of three inmates working in that area. Once the supervising Detention Deputy discovered the escape, Patrol Deputies along with additional Detention Deputies responded to the area and set up a perimeter.