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Rome Police arrest man for Kidnapping, Child Cruelty

March 20th, 2023 – 2:20 PM

Rome Police Department –

(Jackie Blaine Tucker)

On Monday, March 20, 2023, at 10:01 AM the Rome Police Department responded to a domestic
dispute call on Fountain Square in Rome, GA.

According to information provided by Assistant Chief Debbie Burnett, Rome Police learned that 34-year-old Jackie Blaine Tucker had been at the location and took a 2-year-old child without the permission of the child’s mother.

Tucker is the father of the child but had no legal authority to take custody of the child.

After a brief investigation, the child abduction response team was activated, and an AMBER alert was issued.

The suspect was tracked via his cell phone and multiple agencies surrounded the area.

A captain with the Rome Police Department Hostage Negotiation Team was able to make contact with
Tucker who agreed to surrender himself and turn the child over to officers.

At 12:48 PM the surrender did take place and the child was recovered unharmed. The recovery was at a location near Sam Harris Road.

Tucker has been charged with Kidnapping, cruelty to a child, obstruction of a 911 call, and battery under the Family Violence Act