The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is cooperating with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement regarding the death of an inmate at the Columbia County Detention Facility.
Although details are limited at this time due to the active investigation, the death is believed to be the result of a medical issue, and foul play is not suspected. The identity of the inmate is not being released at this time due to pending next of kin notifications.
In a statement, Sheriff Mark Hunter said, “We are deeply saddened by this as we always try to provide the best care we can for our inmates. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the inmate’s family.”
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement was requested and is leading the investigation as is standard procedure in these matters.