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Derby man sentenced after pulling gun during Walmart incident

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DERBY — Tucker Jacobs, of Derby, has been sentenced to up to six months in jail following his guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of criminal threatening, according to court records.

The incident, which took place back in 2019, involved Jacobs pointing and cocking a small handgun at a man in the Derby Walmart parking lot. The confrontation occurred after Jacobs accused the man of stealing something.

The victim, who had returned to the store to pick up a forgotten item, was chased and confronted by Jacobs upon exiting. According to Trooper Drew’s affidavit, the situation deescalated after the victim showed Jacobs that he had only his own wallet, keys, and cell phone.

The victim’s wife, who witnessed the event, reported the incident to the police and provided them with the license plate number of Jacobs’ Jeep, leading to his arrest.

Alongside the misdemeanor charge, Jacobs initially faced a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which was dropped in the settlement of the case.

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The judge delivered the sentence, described as a furlough, which permits the Department of Corrections to imprison Jacobs again without additional court procedures if he breaches his release terms.

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