Probation office responds to former KCSO deputy Edward Tucker's violation of probation

Posted at 6:02 PM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 20:53:59-04

UPDATE: On Thursday, The Kern County Probation Department released a statement regarding Tucker's violation of probation.

The department said that Tucker was placed in a sober living environment program as part of his probation. On August 7th, Tucker walked away from the program and upon notification of his AWOL status, probation officers began searching for Tucker. The Kern County Sheriff's Office was notified of the violation of his probation and a bench warrant has been issued for Tucker's arrest. 

The department added that Tucker had recently been seen in Northwest Bakersfield, near Knudson and Olive Drive. They also said there is a possibility that Tucker could be camping in the area of Kern Canyon and/or the Kernville area. 

Anyone with information concerning Tucker's whereabouts is encouraged to contact Probation Officer Matthew D. Comez at 661-336-6687 or notify local law enforcement.


A former deputy who escaped from the back of a KCSO patrol car and left the jail last fall has violated the terms of his probation, a law enforcement source confirmed to 23ABC News.

Edward Tucker walked away from his group home last night.

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Tucker was first arrested back in October 2015 after police say he brandished a firearm at a group of juveniles.

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He escaped from custody and was re-arrested. He then escaped a second time out of the back of a police vehicle before being caught after a three day search.

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Tucker was sentenced in March to three years of probation.