Man Charged with Attempted Armed Robbery

A Columbia County man was charged with Attempted Armed Robbery following a one day crime spree. Kyle Donald Waltrip was charged by the Lake City Police Department for allegedly committing armed robberies at TCBY and Home Depot on July 12, 2010. The Tractor Supply Company was also targeted by Mr. Waltrip that same day. The…

Armed Robbery at Local Motel

On Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at approximately 7:30 pm, an armed robbery occurred at the Super 8 Motel in Columbia County (3954 SW SR 47). A couple from out of town had checked into the motel and was transferring their luggage from their vehicle to the motel room. The suspect grabbed the male victim from…

Internal Investigation Finalized

The internal investigation into the untimely death of a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office K-9 is complete. The investigation showed that Deputy Sheriff Randy Harrison accidentally left K-9 Brutus in his patrol vehicle at his home on June110, 2010. Brutus was found deceased by his handler (Harrison). The investigation further showed that there was neither intentional…

Man arrested while on bond

On Friday, July 2, 2010, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested a local man for possession illegal narcotics. At approximately 11:00 p.m., Deputies attempted to serve a felony arrest warrant on Joseph Anthony Harris at 141 NE Montrose Ave, Lake City, FL. Deputies entered Harris’s home and found crack cocaine smoking devices, cannabis, various prescription…

Two Arrested for Stealing Copper

On July 1, 2010, two Lake City men were arrested and charged with stealing copper wire from a local business. At approximately 11:00 p.m., an observant and concerned citizen notified the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office that he had seen a subject climbing the fence at TAW Metals (3804 NW U.S. Hwy 41 North). The caller…