New Detention Officer Sworn In

On Wednesday, October 11, 2023, Sheriff Hunter conducted a swearing in ceremony for a new employee. Clarence Jones was sworn in as a detention officer. He brings with him prior experience in corrections which will be a welcomed asset to his assignment. Please join us in welcoming Detention Officer Jones to the team!

MEDIA RELEASE: Update on Deputy-Involved Shooting

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is releasing additional information regarding the deputy-involved shooting which occurred on September 8, 2023. Deputies were dispatched to a residence on SE Patio Glen regarding a domestic disturbance around 4:00pm. Deputy Brian Rix, a 28-year veteran assigned to the School Resource Unit, who was on his way home, was the…

New Detention Officer Sworn In

On Wednesday, September 20, 2023, Sheriff Hunter held a swearing in ceremony at CCSO Operations. The ceremony was attended by family, friends, and CCSO personnel. Shi’an Wilson was sworn in as a detention officer and will be assigned to the Columbia County Detention Facility. Please join us in welcoming Shi’an to our team!

Coyoete Turner Homicide Update

Bowen   Detectives are releasing additional information in the homicide investigation of Coyoete Turner. On September 3, 2023 deputies responded to a field near SW Haltiwanger Road where Turner’s body was discovered. Turner’s body was partially burned. This made initial identification difficult. Her immediate family has been notified of the condition of the body at…