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Police sergeant nabs most wanted fugitive

One of New Mexico’s most wanted fugitives was arrested Wednesday morning by a Levelland police officer.

Jamie Tucker, 43, of Levelland was arrested by police Sgt. Ty Land on 10th Street.

Tucker was walking on the street when Land saw and recognized him. He stopped and took Tucker into custody without incident.

Methamphetamine and marijuana were found on him at the time. He also had a knife in his possession.

He was arraigned Thursday for possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone, tampering with evidence and possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone.

Justice of the Peace Brenda Nock set bonds at $12,000.

He was considered the No. 15 most wanted fugitive out of 16 in New Mexico.

Tucker was wanted for parole violation on a charge of attempted murder, according to authorities.

He is being held for parole violation.

Land, who was recently promoted to sergeant, has served with the Levelland Police Department for nearly nine years.

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