Car Burglary Ring Busted

On August 5, 2009, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at 252 S.W. Susan Cirlce, Lot 5, Lake City, FL. A search warrant was obtained after an investigation into recent vehicle burglaries led to the residence. Detectives with CCSO, LCPD and FDLE began a joint investigation approximately three weeks ago. Approximately 33…

Armed Robbery at Liquor Store

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Columbia County juveniles for armed robbery, kidnapping and grand theft on July 21, 2009. The City Discount Liquor Store, 327 S.W. C.R 242, Lake City, FL, was robbed on July 20, 2009 at approximately 9:50 p.m. Two male subjects entered the liquor store, one brandishing a handgun. The…

Local Pastor Arrested

Samuel Darin Taylor, 7/8/1948, was arrested by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and charged with stealing funds from a local church located at 1571 East Duval, Lake City, FL. Detective Walter Douglas began an investigation into the misuse of church funds in June of 2009 when the church board and bookkeeper noticed discrepancies in the…

Woman Charged with Counterfeiting

On July 8, 2009, Detectives with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at the home of Rhonda Renee Duhart, 5/31/1977, in reference to a counterfeiting investigation. This investigation began with the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office. Their investigation into a counterfeit $100 bill led to Columbia County where CCSO became involved in the…

Man found rummaging through patrol car

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested a Lake City man for burglary to a Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle. Sgt John Stock of the Lake City Police Dept was off duty when he observed a man rummaging inside a patrol car parked at Sound Citation, located on S.R. 247 just south of Bascom Norris Drive at…