Columbia County Crime

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is responsible for law enforcement in the 290 square miles that make up Columbia County, Georgia. Organizational divisions include Administrative Services, the Criminal Investigative Division, Community Services, Detention Center, Professional Standards, Special Operations and Patrol Division.

Perhaps the most public face of the Sheriff's Office, the Patrol Division divides Columbia County into 10 patrol beats, and deputies are assigned a permanent beat. Consisting of dozens of certified law enforcement officers, the Patrol Division is organized into four squads, consisting of a lieutenant, staff sergeant, sergeant and 13 deputies. Officers are on duty for twelve-hour shifts, on a four days on and four days off schedule.

The Special Operations Division consists of a Crime Suppression Unit, Traffic Unit, Mountain Bike Patrol and a Vice and Narcotics Unit. A K-9 team is maintained for manhunts and drug interdiction.

Information courtesy Columbia County Sheriff's Office website.

 

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Ex-officer accused of sexual misconduct

Jon Eric Austin Stripling, 38, of Railroad Avenue in Grovetown, surrendered Wednesday after a Columbia County grand jury indicted him on three counts of sexual assault by a person with supervisory ...
By Valerie Rowell | Monday, July 28, 2014

Grovetown escapees captured

Two inmates who escaped the Grovetown Department of Public Safety Detention Center late Friday are back in police custody, officials said.
By Travis Highfield | Saturday, July 26, 2014

Grovetown police looking for escaped inmates

The Grovetown Department of Public Safety confirmed late Friday that two inmates escaped from the Grovetown Police Department Detention Center. The suspects are Michael Davis, 24, and Joshua Gray, 21.
By Doug Stutsman | Friday, July 25, 2014

Car crashes into Evans house

Police said a Columbus, Ga., man who hit an Evans home with his vehicle this morning was driving under the influence.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Friday, July 25, 2014

Electronic repairman arrested again

The former owner of an electronics repair business charged with scamming customers early this year was arrested again Thursday for stealing electricity and a power meter.
By Valerie Rowell | Friday, July 18, 2014

Second arrest made in shooting

Columbia County deputies made a second arrest Thursday in connection with a shooting that occurred early Monday morning at Westwood Club Apartments on Washington Road.
By Doug Stutsman | Thursday, July 17, 2014

Police quit probe after victim balks

Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said Thursday that the investigation was closed because the victim refused to cooperate.
By Valerie Rowell | Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gunmen rob Appling couple

Columbia County investigators are looking for two men who reportedly broke into a couple's home, taped them up and robbed them at gunpoint Tuesday morning.
By Donna Stillinger | Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Shooting suspect had similar crime in past

An Augusta man recently charged with shooting an Evans man in the leg was charged with a similar crime less than two years ago.
By Valerie Rowell | Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Arrest made in apartment shooting

Columbia County deputies arrested a man in connection with a shooting that occurred early Monday morning at Westwood Club Apartments on Washington Road.
By Doug Stutsman | Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Columbia County man shot in leg

An Evans man said he was shot in the leg early Monday as four people tried to rob him outside his apartment.
By Valerie Rowell | Monday, July 14, 2014

Charge dismissed in ring thief case

Alexia D. Davis's case was dismissed after she showed remorse for not immediately turning in a $10,000 diamond ring she found at a Columbia County restaurant.
By Steve Crawford | Thursday, July 3, 2014

Ex-commissioner sentenced for shoplifting

Paul William "Bill" Hiers, 69, was sentenced Monday, June 2, to 20 days in the Columbia County jail.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Tuesday, June 17, 2014

4 arrests in Evans drug bust

Four people are facing drug charges after police raided an Evans home discovering marijuana, pills and $45,000 in cash.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Thursday, June 5, 2014

Man shot, now facing charges

A Grovetown man shot by his ex-girlfriend last week was charged in connection to the incident.
By Valerie Rowell | Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Businessman facing DUI, bribe charges

The president of an Augusta business was arrested early Sunday and again Wednesday after he tried to bribe his way out of a driving under the influence charge, authorities said.
By Valerie Rowell | Thursday, March 13, 2014

Driver charged in store crash identified

A Martinez woman arrested after her car crashed into a Dollar General store and seriously injuring the cashier has been identified, police said.
By Valerie Rowell | Monday, March 3, 2014

Allen seeks deal as commission considers action

While Columbia County commissioners are preparing to meet about possible legal action against Tax Commissioner Kay Allen, her lawyers are still trying cut a deal.
By Steve Crawford | Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

Martinez store owner faces more charges, eviction

The owner of an a Martinez electronics repair shop arersted last week faces more theft charges and eviction.
By Valerie Rowell | Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

Man pleads guilty to transporting child pornography

Although initially arrested on charges associated with the attempt to have sex with a minor, John Langer, 37, pleaded guilty to transportation of child pornography for the images he had on a phone ...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

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