CCSO deputies search for parole violator

Columbia County Sheriff's Office building
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Brian Stalnaker
Courtesy of Columbia County Sheriff's Office Brian Stalnaker

Update (2:18 p.m.): The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office announced on its Facebook page that they have discontinued their perimeter, but Brian Stalnaker remains at large.
Law enforcement officers are searching for a handcuffed man who fled a probation and parole office in Lake City on Tuesday morning.

According to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) release, deputies are searching the area around W. US Highway 90 and Hackney Terrace for Brian Stalnaker.

Stalnaker, wearing a black hoodie and jeans and handcuffed in the front, is wanted for violation of probation on charges of felony battery.

Law enforcement officers have set up a perimeter north of U.S. 90 and are using K9 units to track Stalnaker.

CCSO asks if you see Stalnaker call 911 or dispatch at 386-719-2005.

This story will be updated when further information becomes available.

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