Double Homicide Suspect Arrested

On Saturday, August 10, 2013 at approximately 1:15am, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the Santa Fe Bar, 23731 US Highway 441, High Springs, FL, in reference to a disturbance that resulted in two people being shot. Columbia County Deputies, along with High Springs Police Department responded to the scene and confirmed that two…

New Victim Advocate Joins CCSO

On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, Hope Crawford joined the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Mrs. Crawford will be the Victim Advocate for the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. In a ceremony attended by family, friends and coworkers, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in Mrs. Crawford, making her an official member of the Sheriff’s Office family. We would like…

Deputies Investigate Fatal Vehicle Fire

On July4, 2013, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to SW Cypress Rd. to investigate a vehicle fire. At approximately 4:00 am., Columbia County Fire Department and CCSO units arrived on scene to find a Chevrolet pickup on fire near the roadway. Upon the fire being extinguished, a male subject, and the only occupant, was…

Man Arrested for Arson

On Thursday, June 27, 2013, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a structure fire at 149 NE Campus Place. The unoccupied residence suffered interior damage from the fire after being extinguished by the Columbia County Fire Department. Witnesses at the scene advised deputies that a suspicious person was seen near the house prior to…

Deputy Promoted

On Friday, June 21, 2013, Deputy Sheriff Steven Khachigan was promoted to the rank of Corporal. In a ceremony attended by family, friends and coworkers, Sheriff Mark Hunter officially promoted Steven to Corporal.Corporal Khachigan was most recently assigned as a School Resource Deputy. He will be transferred to the Patrol Division as a supervisor. We…