Friday evening, October 23, 2020, deputies apprehended a homicide suspect from Georgia in Columbia County.
On October 23, 2020, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputies received information from Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office (Georgia) and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations that a burglary suspect in a stolen vehicle from their jurisdiction was traveling through our county.
Deputies located the vehicle in the area of U.S. Hwy. 41 N. and I-10. A high risk traffic stop was conducted in the area of C.R. 25A and NW Oakland Ave. During the course of the stop, it was learned that the sole occupant of the vehicle, Lee Allen Mayhew, 44 was a suspect in a homicide which occurred in Bulloch County. Mayhew also had active federal warrants for weapons offenses and was suspected of other burglaries in Georgia. Mayhew was arrested without incident and transported to the Columbia County Detention Facility. He was held on active warrants, and CCSO Detectives are assisting Georgia authorities with their investigation.
“I am extremely proud of the work done by our deputies to quickly and safely apprehend this dangerous individual,” said Sheriff Mark Hunter. “The cooperation with our law enforcement partners helped to ensure that a potentially dangerous encounter was resolved swiftly and peacefully.”