LINDA RAULERSON HOMICIDE

On July 22, 2008, Linda Raulerson was murdered while working at the Joy Food Store located at North US Highway 441 and I-10.  The suspect is a black male, approximately 5' 10" to 6' 1".  The associated vehicle is a mid-90's, white Buick LeSabre.

 

      

 

Crime Stoppers of Columbia County is offering a reward of up to $1000.00* for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the individual responsible for this crime. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 386-754-7099 or submit a web tip.  You can also send a secure mobile tip using the P3 Tips app.

*To be eligible for a reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers directly and submit an anonymous tip. Crime Stoppers will not pay a reward for information that has already been provided to law enforcement.


JOHNATHAN FERKIN HOMICIDE

Victim Found by Officer Who Heard Shots
 

On Monday, August 28, 2017, at approximately 11:11pm, Officer Rebecca Miles with the Lake City Police Department was patrolling the neighborhood near NW Lake Jeffery Dr. and NW Ashley St when she heard the sound of gunfire.  The officer moved towards the sound of the gunshots to investigate and found a deceased subject in the roadway. The body appeared to have been struck by a vehicle in addition to being shot.

The deceased has been identified as Johnathan F. Ferkin (4/26/1993), a work-release inmate assigned to Bridges of Lake City.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to report the information to Crime Stoppers by calling  386-754-7099 or submitting a web tip.  You may also download the P3 Tips app on your iPhone or Android mobile device.

If the information you provide directly to Crime Stoppers leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1000.00.*

*To be eligible for a reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers directly and submit an anonymous tip. Crime Stoppers will not pay a reward for information that has already been provided to law enforcement.


CURTIS SIMMONS HOMICIDE

Call of Shots Fired Leads to Homicide Victim

On Friday, June 15, 2018, approximately 20 minutes after midnight, the Lake City Police Department responded to the intersection of NE Trinity St. and NE Catawba Ave. regarding a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers found a male subject lying nearby face-down. Officers attempted first-aid and EMS responded but pronounced the subject deceased.

The subject was identified as Curtis Nathaniel Simmons (2/12/1971) by family members who were on-scene. Investigators at the scene conducted interviews but none of the people in the area had any information to provide about the incident.

The Lake City Police Department is asking for the community's help in solving this crime. If you have any information on this homicide and wish to remain anonymous, you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Columbia County at 386-754-7099 or submit a web tip. You may also submit your information anonymously through the P3 Tips mobile app.

If the information you provide directly to Crime Stoppers leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00.*

*To be eligible for a reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers directly and submit an anonymous tip. Crime Stoppers will not pay a reward for information that has already been provided to law enforcement.


HOMICIDE OF JORDAN FREEMAN

REWARD OF UP TO $9500*

FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST OF INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBLE

On August 17, 2019 LCPD Officers responded to Windsong Apartment complex in reference to a person shot. EMT units arrived and pronounced the person identified as Jordan Freeman deceased.  There were four witnesses present with the victim when the incident occurred. They stated that a male wearing dark clothing and a mask approached them in attempt to rob them. They stated that the victim started fighting with the suspect and as they ran away they heard a gunshot. They later realized the victim had been shot and was deceased. LCPD Investigators along with assistance from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office have interviewed numerous people and followed up on several leads. At this time the suspect has not been identified. 

Crime Stoppers of Columbia County is offering a reward of up to $1000.00 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the individual responsible for this crime. In an addition to the reward offered by Crime Stoppers of Columbia County, an enhanced reward of up to $8500.00 is available through the Florida Association of Crime Stoppers in partnership with the Florida Office of the Attorney General. THIS ENHANCED REWARD EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2023.

In order to be eligible for the reward a tip must come through the Crime Stoppers program. If Law Enforcement is contacted first you will not be eligible for the reward.  

If you have any information on the Homicide of Jordan Freeman, you are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers of Columbia County by calling the 24 hour tip line at 386-754-7099,  submit a web tip, or download the P3 tips app on your smart phone, tablet or iPad.  


 
 

LINVILLE CURTIS HOMICIDE

REWARD OF UP TO $6000*

 
FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST OF INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBLE


On February 13, 2020 Detectives began a homicide investigation in the 300 block of SW Donovan Glenn in Columbia County. Shortly after 7 PM, deputies were dispatched to a person shot call at the address. Once on scene, they located the victim deceased, laying near a running vehicle. The victim, Mr. Linville Curtis, 54 of Lake City, suffered trauma to his upper body. 

 
Crime Stoppers of Columbia County is offering a reward of up to $1000.00 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the individual responsible for this crime. The Florida Sheriff’s Association is partnering with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and Crime Stoppers of Columbia County to offer an additional reward of $5000.00 as part of the Florida Sheriff’s Association Criminal Apprehension Assistance Program. THIS ADDITIONAL REWARD EXPIRES MAY 16, 2024. The increased reward is to encourage the public to provide information that can lead to the apprehension of the person(s) responsible for the death of Linville Curtis.
 
Anyone with any information in this case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Columbia County by calling the 24-hour tip line at 386-754-7099, submit a web tip or download the P3 Tips app on your Android or Apple mobile device.
 
If your tip leads to an arrest in this case, you will be eligible for a reward of up to $6000. Anyone contacting Crime Stoppers will remain completely anonymous. 
 
     
*To be eligible for the reward of up to $6,000.00 you must submit your tip to Crime Stoppers. Anyone contacting Law Enforcement directly will not be eligible for the reward.