Man indicted for girlfriend's death in crash
By Dwayne Bremer
Feb 14, 2017, 17:58
The Hancock County Grand Jury recently issued an indictment on Timothy Tucker, 24, is accused of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol during a fatal crash in 2015.
In August 2015, Tucker was reportedly driving a car that flipped several times and struck a house on Avenue B near Tenth Street in Shoreline Park.
Tucker's girlfriend, Jasmyne Elmers, was killed in the crash and his brother, Josh was also injured.
In October 2015, Tucker was charged with charged with DUI causing death.
Police said Tucker was the driver of the vehicle and that his blood alcohol level was .123, well above the legal limit of .08.
At a preliminary hearing in Bay St. Louis Municipal Court last year, a BPD detective said Tucker initially told police that he was driving the car, but after he learned Elmers was dead, he recanted his story.
"He said he was trying to protect her by saying he was driving," BPD detective Don Gray testified. "He changed his statement and then said she was driving."
The case was recently presented to the grand jury, which returned an indictment that was made public on Monday.
Tucker appeared in Hancock County Circuit Court on Monday for an arraignment, but he waived the hearing.
Tucker's case was set for trial in June.
Attorney Cindy Burney is representing Tucker.