Trucker Arrested Following Pursuit

In the early morning hours of Saturday, February 25, a truck driver was arrested after he made threats and then led Deputies on a chase.   Around midnight, the Columbia County Combined Communication Center received a 911 call from a subject making threats against President Trump. The subject later identified as Ausarmaat Rahotep, 37 of…

“Cupid’s Arrow” Nets 12 Child Predators

Detectives and Agents with the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) arrested 12 child predators from Tallahassee to Lake City as part of a weeklong investigation known as Operation Cupid’s Arrow. Operation Cupid’s Arrow was a joint law enforcement operation involving local, state and federal law enforcement agencies including members of the…

Suspicious Person Call Leads to Arrest

On Wednesday, February 15, a White Springs man with an active arrest warrant, resisted arrest and led Deputies on a car chase.   At 3:03 p.m. the Columbia County Combined Communication Center received a report of a suspicious vehicle near U.S. 41 and NW Fiddlers Ln. The responding Deputy located the truck parked with no…

Drug Task Force Arrests Two

On Wednesday, December 28, the Columbia County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force served a search warrant at 112 SW Birch Glen in unincorporated Columbia County and concluded a lengthy narcotics investigation. The investigation began nearly a year ago when a group of citizens alerted the Sheriff’s Office to suspicious activity at a home in their neighborhood.…