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Ky. Man Wanted in Twiggs County Arrested | Crime

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Ky. Man Wanted in Twiggs County Arrested

A man wanted in Twiggs County for impersonating a peace officer was arrested in Kentucky on Tuesday.

Twiggs County Sheriff Darren Mitchum said Mark Tucker, 53, was picked up by Nicholasville, Ky. police on charges that also include criminal damage of property, burglary and possession of a firearm during a crime.

Tucker, who lives in Kentucky, was spotted by a resident on Fourth Street in Danville on Sept. 9 with a woman.

The resident asked what they were doing and Tucker told him he was with the sheriff's office and opened his shirt exposing a gun and badge, Mitchum said.

Tucker told the resident he was trying to recover a stolen dalmatian and to not tell his neighbor they were at the house, a Twiggs County incident report stated.

The resident told his neighbor who called the sheriff's office.

Glass on the front door was shattered to gain entry to the house. Dresser drawers were open, but nothing was missing, the report stated.

When given descriptions of the two, the neighbor said it was his ex-wife and her friend, Tucker. He said they were looking for the dog they had when they were living together.

The neighbor also said Tucker was a police officer in Nicholasville.

Twiggs investigators called that department and were told that Tucker was a citizen police officer who assisted the department during community events like parades. The badge he flashed was likely one issued to citizen officers who make donations to the department.

Mitchum said Tucker is being transported back to Twiggs County to face charges.


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