Kern County deputy recaptured following two-day manhunt

A Kern County sheriff’s deputy facing drug and gun charges and who sparked a manhunt Tuesday after escaping from a patrol vehicle at the downtown jail was recaptured Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

Deputy Edward Tucker was found about 3:20 p.m. at a home in the 700 block of Arvin Street in the Oildale area, sheriff’s spokesman Ray Pruitt said.

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