Tucker arrest

An alleged murderer wanted for shooting a man during a robbery in Ohio was captured at a Mechanic Street residence in Bradford on Friday.

Bradford City Police were contacted by the Buffalo, N.Y., office of the U.S. Marshals Service Friday morning, explained Chief Chris Lucco. The marshals requested assistance locating Robert D. Tucker, 47, who was believed to be in the Bradford area and was wanted in connection with a robbery/homicide in Columbus, Ohio.

Officers from the city police and the marshals checked numerous locations in Bradford and located Tucker at 96 Mechanic St.

Lucco said it is alleged that Tucker shot and killed a man in Columbus during a robbery, and then fled to West Virginia, where a female and a co-defendant were apprehended. 

“Officials had information that Tucker then traveled to Bradford, then Buffalo, and back to Bradford,” Lucco said.

Tucker was taken into custody without incident. He was charged by Bradford police as a fugitive from justice and was arraigned before District Judge Dom Cercone. He was remanded to McKean County Jail without bail to await extradition to Ohio.

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