Ex-KCSO deputy Edward Tucker to be arraigned for probation violation

Posted at 5:39 AM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-15 08:41:38-04

The continuing saga that started after an ex-Kern County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested and escaped will return Thursday to the scene that has become commonplace - the courtroom. 

Edward Tucker gained notoriety in Kern County last October after he was arrested and then escaped custody. That escape was caught on surveillance and showed the ex-deputy getting out of a patrol cruiser then walking out of a parking structure at the downtown jail.

Tucker was re-arrested, sentenced and was to enter a rehab program. 

This summer, though, Tucker escaped his court-appointed rehab program and was, once again, on the run. A search ensued and Tucker was found in Lake Isabella. 

He was set to be in court in August, but he didn't make his scheduled appearance. His attorney later said Tucker suffered a heart attack, but that he did return to his rehab facility. 

Tucker is now set to be back in court Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m., where he's scheduled to be arraigned for violating his probation.