Authorities explain Rucker attempted to hide evidence

By TODD HELBERG City Editor Published:

Although Monday afternoon he admitted to a judge that he killed his ex-girlfriend, Jeremy Rucker first tried to hide last months murder of Brandy Hurtt. Authorities began searching for Rucker immediately after the 23-year-old Hurtt, a former Defiance area residence, was reported missing from her Logan County home. Rucker was questioned because authorities knew of his stormy relationship with Hurtt, but he denied any knowledge of her whereabouts.