POMEROY, Ohio – A man that was found to be indigent by the court has posted a $200,000 cash bond with the Meigs County Court of Common Pleas.
Larry David Tucker, 55, was indicted on a total of 28 counts with 27 being felony charges along with one misdemeanor. Tucker was charged with the following: six counts of Kidnapping, all felonies of the first degree; six counts of Sexual Battery, all felonies of the third degree; five counts of Gross Sexual Imposition, all felonies of the fourth degree; five counts of Attempted Sexual Battery, all felonies of the fourth degree; four counts of Attempted Compelling Prostitution, all felonies of the fourth degree; one count of Theft in Office, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of Soliciting, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Special judge in the case, Judge Linton D. Lewis, Jr. set the bond at $200,000 cash at an arraignment hearing on May 15, 2018.
Several of the charges carry specifications from the grand jury including on the Kidnapping charge, “The Grand Jurors further find and specify that Larry D. Tucker did commit the Kidnapping with a sexual motivation as described in Section 2941.147 of the Revised Code.
Tucker posted the bond in the afternoon of Monday, May 21, 2018. He had been incarcerated since he was arrested in Ashland, Ohio as a result of a warrant for his arrest on May 5, 2018.
Tucker had served as President of the Meigs Local School Board until he was removed by vote of the board. Board President Ryan Mahr was the lone vote against removing Tucker from the board.
The case continues to move through the court system. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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