Posted by on July 29, 2020 7:11 pm

Categories: Local News Schuylkill County Police News

jeffrey tucker pine grove

A Pine Grove man faces a felony assault charge after he punched a cop during a traffic stop this week.

According to information released by Pine Grove Police Dept., the 32-year-old Tucker got pulled over for driving a vehicle with an expired registration.

Police had Tucker pulled over in the parking lot of Guilford Mills on Tulpehocken St. As they questioned him, Tucker gave police a fake name.

When police realized the name Tucker gave them wasn’t real, he tried to dash from the scene. Police nabbed him and they fought. Tucker then punched one of Pine Grove’s finest in the face with a closed fist.

Tucker then tried to run again, going north on Tulpehocken St. That’s when police deployed their stun gun and subdued him.

In custody, Pine Grove PD realized Tucker was already wanted on an active arrest warrant from Lebanon County.

Police hauled him off to District Judge David Rossi and charged him, in addition to several summary offenses, with:

  • Aggravated assault (Felony 2)
  • Simple assault (Misdemeanor 2)
  • Resisting arrest (Misdemeanor 2)

Tucker’s locked up in Schuylkill County Prison on $40,000 straight cash bail. He’s due back in court for a preliminary hearing on Aug. 13 at 9:15 a.m.

According to court records, Tucker was brought up on marijuana possession charges in Lebanon County back in April 2017.


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3 responses to Pine Grove Man Punches Officer, Gets Tased Following Traffic Stop

  1. LoisLane July 30th, 2020 at 8:29 am

    What does his chest tattoo say? I can’t quite make it out. Great pic BTW Exactly how I pictured he would look


    • PTFloridians July 30th, 2020 at 6:28 pm

      Looks like “Braeden Beau”
      …he’s quite the looker and typical pretty boy tough guy.
      …a new toy for the big fellas at the pokey. Sad.
      …Crime Doesn’t Pay…ever.


      • PTFloridians July 30th, 2020 at 6:55 pm



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