Man Arrested at County Fair

On Saturday, October 30, 2010, at approximately 11:15 p.m., a Lake City man was arrested at the Columbia County Fair for drug possession and resisting arrest. Columbia County Sheriffs Deputies were alerted by a vendor at the Fair that a man attempted to sell him crack cocaine. The alert vendor provided Deputies with a description…

School Custodian Arrested for Theft

On Thursday, October 28, 2010, a custodian at Ft. White High School was arrested by Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputies. Lonnie Albert Hudson was arrested following an investigation by CCSO School Resource Deputies Sgt Tim Ball and Deputy David Milligan. It was determined that Mr. Hudson had stolen two laptop computers, a welding machine and various…

Drug Evidence to be Destroyed

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is slated to destroy nearly 400 pounds of drugs and drug paraphernalia. As part of an annual drug destruction program, representatives from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and State Attorney’s Office met at CCSO on October 29, 2010 to conduct a final inventory of the items to be destroyed. The…

Halloween Safety Tips

ALL DRESSED UP: ”¢Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame. ”¢Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and Trick-or-Treat bags for greater visibility. ”¢Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and…

Burglary Suspect Arrested

On Friday, October 15, 2010, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office arrested an 18 year old man for multiple burglaries. Detectives were investigating several vehicle burglaries that had occurred in the Ft. White area during the early morning hours on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Detective Todd Green and Detective Joe Vargo were able to…