On Monday, March 20, 2023 at 10:01am the Rome Police Department responded to a domestic dispute call on Fountain Square in Rome, GA. Officers learned that a w/m, Jackie Blaine Tucker, DOB 1988, 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 CART (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 the suspect who agreed to surrender himself and to turn the child over to officers.
At 12:48 the surrender did take place and the child was recovered unharmed. The recovery was at a location near Sam Harris Road in Rome, GA.
The suspect is charged with:
Cruelty to a Child
Obstruction of a 911 call
Battery under the Family Violence Act
Multiple agencies responded and deployed rapidly to bring this incident to a safe closure. The Rome Police Department would like to thank the agencies involved for their quick response and assistance.
Floyd County Police Department
Floyd County Sheriff’s Department
Rome/Floyd County E-911
GSP and their Aviation Unit
GBI and their Aviation Unit
Rome/Floyd County Victim/Witness
Floyd Atrium EMS
Bartow County Sheriff’s Office and Gordon County Sheriff’s Office also assisted by searching for the suspect at possible locations in their respective jurisdictions.