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KPD officer arrested on suspected aggravated stalking charges

Tucker was assigned as the School Resource Officer at West High School last year, according to KPD.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Knoxville Police Department officer was placed on leave after being arrested on an aggravated stalking charge, according to KPD. 

Officials said Coy Lee Tucker II repeatedly made unconsented contact with the victim by following her, approaching her in both public and private locations, appearing at her places of work and residence, entering onto her property, calling her and sending her numerous text messages with threatening language.

The alleged stalking happened between May 28 and August 8 and was comprised of multiple incidents.

Records show on one occasion he sent 59 texts to her in one day. 

On another day, he showed up at her work and started cussing at her and throwing things at her.

KPD said it is aware of the arrest, Tucker was placed on administrative leave and his police powers were suspended on July 30.

Tucker was assigned as the School Resource Officer at West High School during the 2020-2021 school year after joining the unit in the summer of 2020, according to KPD. The West High School SRO position has since been filled.

KPD said that Tucker served in West High School through the entirety of the school year.