New Member Joins CCSO

On Wednesday, January 8th, 2014, in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in Pedro Ovalle as a Deputy Sheriff. We would like to welcome Deputy Sheriff Ovalle to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office family and wish him the best of luck.

Detectives Locate Meth Lab

On Tuesday, January 7th, 2014, at 2:25 p.m., detectives from the Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force were conducting an investigation at 1207 NW Ashley Street in Lake City, when they discovered a methamphetamine lab. Due to the dangers associated with such labs, Lake City Fire Department and Lifeguard ambulance personnel provided over watch as Task Force…

Detectives Investigate Deadly House Fire

On Monday, January 6th, 2014, at 4:10 a.m., Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a house fire at 484 SE Alfred Markham Street. When deputies and Columbia County Fire Department arrived, the home was fully involved. FD personnel extinguished the fire and reported they had discovered what is believed to be human and animal…

Detectives Arrest Robbery Suspects

On Friday, January 3rd, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., Columbia County Sheriff’s Office detectives made arrests resulting from a month long investigation of two armed robberies. The robberies occurred on December 9th, 2013, to the Subway Sandwich Shop located at 1686 SE Baya Drive and the S & S convenience store at 3544 SE Country Club…

Students Tour Sheriff’s Operations Center

On Friday, December 20th, students from Eastside Elementary School toured the Sheriff’s Office Operations Center, seeing firsthand how the Sheriff’s Office personnel perform their various duties. During the visit, the students, who were made up of the School Safety Patrol and Student Council members were provided an overview of the Sheriff’s Office, talked with detectives…