Miles Tucker


Former Wood County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Miles Tucker turned himself in Wednesday morning after warrants for his arrest were issued.

The reason for his arrest was two counts of tampering with evidence, with bonds set at $50,000 on each count, and one count of official oppression with a set bond of $1,500.

Officials are unable to comment on this case because of a judge order, since the investigation is ongoing.

The case involves the two oilfield workers who were allegedly shot by Jerry Boone on Nov. 2, 2015, while they were trying to access an oil well just off Wood County Road 1326 northwest of Quitman. The two men were taken to ETMC Quitman were they were treated for non-lethal gunshot wounds.

Charges were never filed in the case.