Former KCSO deputy Tucker takes plea deal

Posted at 12:02 PM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 15:22:13-05

Former KCSO deputy Edward Tucker took a plea deal on Thursday. 

Tucker will serve a year in a jail and a year in residential facility. 

Tucker was arrested on October 29th, days after he escaped from the back of a KCSO patrol car and leaving the jail.


Timeline of Kern County Sheriff's Office deputy Edward Tucker who escaped after being arrested

KCSO: Escaped deputy Edward Tucker arrested after 3 days on the run

Video of Deputy Edward Tucker escaping from the back of a KCSO patrol car and leaving the jail

A closer look at Deputy Tucker's downfall
Fugitive Kern County deputy, Edward Tucker booked into jail


The 18-year KCSO veteran was considered armed and dangerous as he had access to several guns.

Tucker was arrested three times last fall for brandishing a gun to juveniles while on drugs, after a welfare check was called in for him, and of course when he escaped.

Tucker will be officially sentenced on April 7th.