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Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office The official page of the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office. Robert (Bobby) Schultz, Sheriff
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Welcome to the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office Official page. We hope to share with you news and information regarding law enforcement services here in Gilchrist County. The purpose of GCSO's social media platform is to provide information of public interest to the county's

***Please note that this page is not monitored 24 hours per day and in case of an emergency, please call 911.***

Welcome to the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office Official page. We hope to share with you news and information regarding law enforcement services here in Gilchrist County. The purpose of GCSO's social media platform is to provide information of public interest to the county's

Operating as usual

In case you missed it... The GILCHRIST COUNTY FIRE RESCUE & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT posted  County Road 232 from South West...
07/08/2021

In case you missed it...

The GILCHRIST COUNTY FIRE RESCUE & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT posted

County Road 232 from South West 15th Way to State Road 47
WILL BE CLOSED until Further Notice, due to water being over the road.

In case you missed it...

The GILCHRIST COUNTY FIRE RESCUE & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT posted

County Road 232 from South West 15th Way to State Road 47
WILL BE CLOSED until Further Notice, due to water being over the road.

As Tropical Storm Elsa made its way through Gilchrist County and North Florida, GCSO Deputy Tracy Sanders responded to a...
07/07/2021

As Tropical Storm Elsa made its way through Gilchrist County and North Florida, GCSO Deputy Tracy Sanders responded to a report of a fallen tree impeding traffic on US HWY129 just north of Trenton. As Deputy Sanders was inside his car with emergency lights activated to keep motorists from hitting the fallen tree, suddenly he heard a distinct "Cracking Sound". As he looked up, he saw a second tree falling towards his patrol car. Deputy Sanders said all he could do was quickly "tuck and brace" as the tree fell on his patrol car. Thankfully, Deputy Sanders was not injured. Gilchrist County Fire Rescue, Trenton Department of Public Safety, Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office Personnel, County Administrator Bobby Crosby, and good samaritans, quickly responded and safely removed the tree allowing Deputy Sanders to get out of the vehicle. This is a sobering reminder of how dangerous our roadways can be during and after severe weather strikes. Sheriff Schultz would like to thank everyone who assisted Deputy Sanders and reiterated how grateful he is for all the deputies and first responders, and what they risk to protect us each and every day.

Special Thanks to Central Florida Electric Company and Duke Energy employees who are working during the storm to get our power back on and working.

As Tropical Storm Elsa made its way through Gilchrist County and North Florida, GCSO Deputy Tracy Sanders responded to a report of a fallen tree impeding traffic on US HWY129 just north of Trenton. As Deputy Sanders was inside his car with emergency lights activated to keep motorists from hitting the fallen tree, suddenly he heard a distinct "Cracking Sound". As he looked up, he saw a second tree falling towards his patrol car. Deputy Sanders said all he could do was quickly "tuck and brace" as the tree fell on his patrol car. Thankfully, Deputy Sanders was not injured. Gilchrist County Fire Rescue, Trenton Department of Public Safety, Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office Personnel, County Administrator Bobby Crosby, and good samaritans, quickly responded and safely removed the tree allowing Deputy Sanders to get out of the vehicle. This is a sobering reminder of how dangerous our roadways can be during and after severe weather strikes. Sheriff Schultz would like to thank everyone who assisted Deputy Sanders and reiterated how grateful he is for all the deputies and first responders, and what they risk to protect us each and every day.

Special Thanks to Central Florida Electric Company and Duke Energy employees who are working during the storm to get our power back on and working.

PRESS RELEASEOn 6/27/2021, at 0127 hours, GCSO deputies responded to what sounded like gunfire in the northwest section ...
07/06/2021

PRESS RELEASE

On 6/27/2021, at 0127 hours, GCSO deputies responded to what sounded like gunfire in the northwest section of the City of Trenton. Shortly thereafter, near the intersection of NW 4th Street and NW 4th Avenue, deputies made contact with Ziryell Mincey of Gainesville, who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. As GCSO deputies were rendering emergency medical aid and calling for emergency medical personnel to respond, the GCSO 911 Communications Center received a call from a convenience store on West Wade Street concerning a Dontavis Po***ck, of Trenton, who had also been injured by gunfire. The investigation revealed that both of these subjects, as well as Darrian Hollie and Ja’Niya Sutton, also of Trenton, Florida, had been involved in an altercation near the intersection of NW 2nd Street and NW 3rd Avenue, which resulted in gunshots being fired. The following arrests have been made thus far: Ziryell Mincey has been arrested and charged with one (1) count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon with bond set at $200,000.00. Darrian Hollie has been arrested and charged with one (1) count of accessory to a 1st Degree Felony After the Fact with bond set at $250,000.00. Dontavis Po***ck was arrested on one (1) count of Attempted Felony Murder (discharging a firearm causing injury), one (1) count of Attempted Armed Robbery, one (1) count of Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle and one (1) count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Bond was set at Three Million Dollars (3,000,000.00) This case is still actively being investigated and additional charges will be forthcoming as the investigation proceeds.
Sheriff Bobby Schultz would like to thank the Florida Department Of Law Enforcements Crime Scene Unit, The United States Marshals Services Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, and the GCSO Patrol and Investigative Divisions for their tireless work during this investigation.

Pictured Below:
Darrian Hollie, Ziryell Mincey, Dontavis Po***ck

We are aware that the traffic light in Trenton is currently operating as a caution light. The company is en route to att...
07/02/2021

We are aware that the traffic light in Trenton is currently operating as a caution light. The company is en route to attempt to repair the issue. East and West bound lanes (SR 26) have the yellow flashing light, so use caution when going through the intersection. North and South bound lanes (US 129) are red flashing, meaning stop and assess traffic before continuing.

We are aware that the traffic light in Trenton is currently operating as a caution light. The company is en route to attempt to repair the issue. East and West bound lanes (SR 26) have the yellow flashing light, so use caution when going through the intersection. North and South bound lanes (US 129) are red flashing, meaning stop and assess traffic before continuing.

06/26/2021

Incredible Rescue U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater! Great Job!

06/26/2021
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06/26/2021

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Chief Jakari Young and I are announcing an anonymous donor has contributed another $100,000 to the reward for information leading to the arrest of Othal Wallace in the shooting of 26-year-old Daytona Beach police officer Jason Raynor.

The reward now stands at $200,000 total. Anyone with information about Wallace’s whereabouts is asked to contact the DBPD tip line at 386-671-5555, or 911 in an emergency.

Timeline Photos
06/25/2021

Timeline Photos

Florida Department of Corrections (Region 2) held their awards ceremony for their K-9 Competition in Brooksville. Mayo C.I. took home 1st place, Hamilton C.I. placed 2nd and Union C.I. was 3rd. FSA President and Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Bobby Schultz thanked all the participants on behalf of the sheriffs and pointed out how vital their jobs were for the protection and security of their respective communities. FDC and their K-9s are a valuable asset to their regional law enforcement partners. From left to right: Sheriff Bobby McCallum ( Levy County Sheriff's Office ), Sheriff Bobby Schultz (Gilchrist County), Sheriff Wayne Padgett ( Taylor County Sheriff's Office ), Dean of Florida Sheriffs Sheriff Harrell Reid ( Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, FL ), Sheriff Brian Lamb ( Lafayette County Sheriff's Office ) and Sheriff Darby Butler ( Dixie County Sheriff ).

Sheriff Bobby Schultz and the men and women of the Gilchrist County Sheriff office are sending up prayers for the Dayton...
06/24/2021

Sheriff Bobby Schultz and the men and women of the Gilchrist County Sheriff office are sending up prayers for the Daytona Police Officer Jason Raynor.
Please take a moment to pray for strength and full recovery for him, as well as his family during this time.

Sheriff Bobby Schultz and the men and women of the Gilchrist County Sheriff office are sending up prayers for the Daytona Police Officer Jason Raynor.
Please take a moment to pray for strength and full recovery for him, as well as his family during this time.

Sheriff Schultz would like to send a "Friday Shout Out" to Madylyn Johnson! Madylyn stopped by the sheriff's office with...
06/18/2021

Sheriff Schultz would like to send a "Friday Shout Out" to Madylyn Johnson! Madylyn stopped by the sheriff's office with some AMAZING GOODIE BAGS for the GCSO staff.

THANK YOU MADYLYN!

Sheriff Schultz would like to send a "Friday Shout Out" to Madylyn Johnson! Madylyn stopped by the sheriff's office with some AMAZING GOODIE BAGS for the GCSO staff.

THANK YOU MADYLYN!

Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz and the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office once again teamed up with Rantz and Ste...
06/17/2021

Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz and the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office once again teamed up with Rantz and Stephanie Smith with Smith Farms to donate Gilchrist County grown watermelons to residents and staff at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center and Tri -County Nursing Home. Sheriff Schultz, Captain Douglas, Lt. Anderson, Deputy Helton and Deputy Valencia delivered the melons to the very appreciative facilities. Smith Farms also provided watermelons for all employees of the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Schultz would like to thank Smith Farms for their generous donation and continued support of law enforcement and contributions to our county.

Photos from Florida Sheriffs Association's post
06/15/2021

Photos from Florida Sheriffs Association's post

This weekend, Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Keagon Weatherford, was asked to participate in the Florida's...
06/13/2021

This weekend, Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Keagon Weatherford, was asked to participate in the Florida's First Responders Softball competition with other first responders from North Central Florida.
(Suwannee County Fire/Rescue, Department of Corrections, Levy County Emergency Medical Services, and Lake City Fire and Rescue) out of 35 teams participating, the team took home the third place bronze medal. Lt. Weatherford wore the uniform number 268 in honor of his friend, fallen hero GCSO Sergeant Noel Ramirez, who was also avid fan of softball. Sheriff Schultz would like to congratulate Lt. Weatherford and the rest of his team "Tazed and Confused" for their great finish and for representing North Central Florida so well.
#OneTeamOneMission

This weekend, Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Keagon Weatherford, was asked to participate in the Florida's First Responders Softball competition with other first responders from North Central Florida.
(Suwannee County Fire/Rescue, Department of Corrections, Levy County Emergency Medical Services, and Lake City Fire and Rescue) out of 35 teams participating, the team took home the third place bronze medal. Lt. Weatherford wore the uniform number 268 in honor of his friend, fallen hero GCSO Sergeant Noel Ramirez, who was also avid fan of softball. Sheriff Schultz would like to congratulate Lt. Weatherford and the rest of his team "Tazed and Confused" for their great finish and for representing North Central Florida so well.
#OneTeamOneMission

06/04/2021
On 6/01/2021, Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Deputies received information that Cody David Dover of Lake City, and Samuel Da...
06/03/2021

On 6/01/2021, Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Deputies received information that Cody David Dover of Lake City, and Samuel David Dover of Jacksonville, were present at a local business in Trenton. Both subjects had active, out-of-county, felony warrants. When deputies arrived in the area, both subjects—along with an unidentified third subject, fled the area on foot. Cody Dover was apprehended within a few moments, but Samuel Dover and the third subject escaped into the nearby wooded area. An extensive search of the Trenton area begun with multiple law enforcement agencies working in together. Several hours later, Samuel Dover was seen fleeing on the Greenway Trail, west of Trenton Elementary School. Department of Corrections and GCSO tracking dogs were utilized to determine the subject’s direction of travel and he was later apprehended in the residential area near the intersection of County Road 307 and 307A. Both subjects were arrested on the out-of-county warrants, as well as local charges. Sheriff’s officials are working with other agencies to positively identify the third subject who has thus far eluded capture. We are grateful for the timely and professional assistance from Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission officers, and tracking K9 handlers from the Florida Department of Corrections, Cross City Correctional Institution, and investigators from the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

05/30/2021

Sheriff Bobby Schultz would like to thank everyone who provided information and assisted in the SUCCESSFUL Investigation of a missing child this afternoon. (She is safe and back with her family) Often times people wonder what goes into an investigation of a missing persons. When is an Amber Alert, or Silver Alert issued?
There are specific criteria that must be met for law enforcement to request such activation. In most cases, that criteria cannot be met based on the circumstances of each case. In Gilchrist County, we are blessed with very well-trained law enforcement who quickly arrive on scene and conduct a very quick assessment and an initial investigation; then decide if what course of action is warranted. We have found by adhering to the "One Team, One Mission" philosophy of utilizing all resources at our disposal, such as our citizens to help get information out and assist in numerous other ways, we get a successful outcome. And today is a perfect example of how this philosophy works.

Again THANK YOU Gilchrist County Citizens, & FWC, FDLE , Gilchrist County Fire & Rescue & Alachua Fire & Rescue!

ONE TEAM, ONE MISSION!

🚨 FOUND SAFE 🚨THANK YOU Gilchrist County, and FWC, FDLE , Gilchrist County Fire & Rescue & Alachua Fire & Rescue!ONE TEA...
05/30/2021

🚨 FOUND SAFE 🚨
THANK YOU Gilchrist County, and FWC, FDLE , Gilchrist County Fire & Rescue & Alachua Fire & Rescue!
ONE TEAM, ONE MISSION!

If you have any information or seen this missing juvenile please contact the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office at 352-463-3410

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🚨 FOUND SAFE 🚨
THANK YOU Gilchrist County, and FWC, FDLE , Gilchrist County Fire & Rescue & Alachua Fire & Rescue!
ONE TEAM, ONE MISSION!

If you have any information or seen this missing juvenile please contact the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office at 352-463-3410

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Sheriff Bobby Schultz would like to wish everyone a safe Memorial Day and Weekend. As we all enjoy our chosen activities...
05/30/2021

Sheriff Bobby Schultz would like to wish everyone a safe Memorial Day and Weekend. As we all enjoy our chosen activities, may we all take time and reflect on the freedoms we have and remember those heroes who sacrificed their lives to ensure that we have them......this weekend is more than just a “long weekend”

Sheriff Bobby Schultz would like to wish everyone a safe Memorial Day and Weekend. As we all enjoy our chosen activities, may we all take time and reflect on the freedoms we have and remember those heroes who sacrificed their lives to ensure that we have them......this weekend is more than just a “long weekend”

**Public Service Announcement**Due to several Sheriff’s office employees’ mobile phone numbers being compromised and bei...
05/25/2021

**Public Service Announcement**

Due to several Sheriff’s office employees’ mobile phone numbers being compromised and being used by hackers in an attempt to defraud citizens, several Sheriff’s office employees’ phone numbers have been changed. We would like to apologize in advance if you are attempting to contact an employee whose number has been changed. If you need to contact an employee at the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office you can always call the GCSO at our non-emergency number (352) 463-3410 and ask to leave a message for them to get back with you. We are sorry for any in convince this may have caused.

Again, we would like to remind the public, no Sheriff’s office employee will ever attempt to call you and obtain payment or financial information from you.

**Public Service Announcement**

Due to several Sheriff’s office employees’ mobile phone numbers being compromised and being used by hackers in an attempt to defraud citizens, several Sheriff’s office employees’ phone numbers have been changed. We would like to apologize in advance if you are attempting to contact an employee whose number has been changed. If you need to contact an employee at the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office you can always call the GCSO at our non-emergency number (352) 463-3410 and ask to leave a message for them to get back with you. We are sorry for any in convince this may have caused.

Again, we would like to remind the public, no Sheriff’s office employee will ever attempt to call you and obtain payment or financial information from you.

Sheriff Schultz took advantage of this excellent free training provided by the Florida Sheriff's Association. Sheriff wa...
05/21/2021

Sheriff Schultz took advantage of this excellent free training provided by the Florida Sheriff's Association. Sheriff was able to send five supervisors, both sworn and non-sworn employees, to develop their leadership skills to better lead their teams and serve the citizens of Gilchrist County.

Sheriff Hunter took some time this morning to address the attendees of the FSA Effective Leadership Academy. Sheriff Hunter is a past president of the FSA and a strong advocate for developing leaders.

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9239 S US Highway 129
Trenton, FL
32693

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***Please note that this page is not monitored 24 hours per day and in case of an emergency, please call 911.*** Welcome to the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office Official page. We hope to share with you news and information regarding law enforcement services here in Gilchrist County. The purpose of GCSO's social media platform is to provide information of public interest to the county's residents, business community, visitors and other members of the general public. We encourage commentators to submit comments and questions regarding the posted topics. GCSO reserves the right to remove comments that are offensive, off topic or profane in nature. We further reserve the right to temporarily ban access to our page for repeated postings that contain offensive, off topic or profane remarks and to permanently ban access if such comments continue when access is reinstated. Communication may be subject to F.S.S. 119 and considered public record.