Promotions at CCSO

On Friday, January 25, 2013, two Columbia County Sheriff’s Office employees were promoted by Sheriff Mark Hunter. In a ceremony attended by family, friends and coworkers, Sheriff Mark Hunter officially promtoed Terrance Tyler and Tocarra Gainer. Detective Corporal Terrance “Tip” Tyler was promoted to Sergeant. Sergeant Tyler is assigned to the Detective Division and will…

Two Arrested for Burglary

 On Tuesday, January 22, 2013, two men were arrested after committing a burglary in Ft. White, FL. At approximately 4:00 pm, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence off SW Weasel Ct. The homeowner reported that a burglary to her shed was in progress. The victim’s security company was able to provide…

Two New Members Join CCSO

On January 16, 2013, two new members officially joined the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.    In a ceremony attended by family, friends and coworkers, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore-in Mr. Charles Vaughn and Mr. Rex Nicola.   Mr. Vaughn has joined the Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff and will be assigned to the Patrol Division. Mr. Nicola is a Licensed Practical…

Deputies Discover Meth Lab

On Sunday, January 13, 2013, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory. At approximately 8:50 pm., Deputies Brian Lucas and Chad Guerry were conducting a neighborhood patrol when they observed a suspicious vehicle parked at 317 NE Double Run Rd. While investigating the vehicle, the Deputies could smell a chemical odor in…

Juveniles Arrested for Burglary

On January 9,2013, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a burglary call on NW Lake Jeffery Rd. A concerned citizen noticed a suspicious vehicle and persons at a neighbor’s home and notified the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies discovered that the home had indeed been burglarized and a television and other items had been stolen from…