Law Enforcement Briefs for October 14, 2010 edition

October 14, 2010 

K9 captures parolee at large in Coarsegold

A 40-year-old parolee at large is headed back to prison following a K9 capture after a short foot chase in Coarsegold last week.

Barry Gene Tucker, on parole for a weapons conviction, will be returning to state prison.

Madera County Sheriff's Mountain Division was advised that Tucker was in the Coarsegold area and may be armed. Familiar with Tucker, deputies knew who they were looking for and found him at a gas station, but rather than comply with officers, he ran. K9 Deputy Darrell Swengel and his partner Nero were dispatched to the location off Highway 41. Within an hour, Nero captured Tucker, who was taken into custody without further incident.

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