According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, convicted sex offender and drug offender Jonathan Lee Tucker, 35, of Gaylesville is headed back to prison after Circuit Judge Shaunathan Bell revoked his probation.
After being convicted and serving a period of incarceration in the state penitentiary for failure to register as a sex offender from Cherokee County and unlawful possession of precursor chemicals from DeKalb County, Tucker was placed on probation. His overall sentence on those two cases was 25 years, with five years of that time imposed in the failure to register case and the remaining 20 imposed in the possession of precursor chemicals case. He served about two years of that sentence and was placed on probation.
On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, Deputy District Attorney Scott Lloyd presented Judge Bell with evidence against Tucker concerning an arrest by Sheriff’s Office investigators on additional charges of trafficking methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful distribution of a controlled substance back in August of 2017. After hearing the evidence presented by Lloyd, Judge Bell declared Tucker guilty of the new charges and revoked his probation and ordered him to serve the remainder of his sentences in prison.