Scenario Training Provides Hands On Experience

On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office participated in training exercise near Fort White High School conducted by County Emergency Management. The purpose of the exercise was to train and evaluate first responders by using a realistic scenario which enabled agencies to work together.  Some of the agencies involved were the Sheriff’s…

Deputies Nab Robber

In the early morning hours Saturday, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a robbery in progress at the S & S store, 3919 N US Hwy 441.  The deputies saw the suspect’s vehicle speeding south on US 441.  They attempted to stop the car, however it fled and a brief pursuit ensued.   The driver…

Fort White Robber Arrested

On February 5, 2014, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office was notified by U.S. Marshal Service they arrested Dennis Godden, 31 as a result of an active Columbia County warrant.  Gooden was arrested without incident in Brevard County Fla., booked into their jail and later extradited to Columbia County where he is currently in jail. The arrest…

Detective Seeks Public’s Help

In September 2013, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division began an investigation into thefts from a local business, Anderson Columbia Co. Inc.  The investigation focused on an employee who was suspected of ordering items on corporate accounts and then selling them for personal gain. The stolen property consisted of new and used laptops,…