• Villages fire chief bonds out of jail following arrest on child abuse charges


    SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. - The fire chief of the Villages went before a judge Friday after being arrested on child abuse charges.

    Michael Tucker was arrested Thursday in Sumter County.

    Deputies said Tucker and the victim got into an argument that escalated into a physical fight earlier this week.

    Deputies have not said what the relationship is between Tucker and the victim.

    Tucker was released on bond from the Sumter County Jail Friday afternoon.

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