Tennessee Man Charged with Two Armed Bank Robberies in Kentucky and with Carjacking
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2013|
BOWLING GREEN, KY—A Lafayette, Tennessee man was charged today by a federal grand jury with the armed robbery of two banks located in Kentucky and one-count carjacking in Adair County, Kentucky, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.
According to the six-count indictment, Eugene Earl Gentry, age 63, is charged with two counts of bank robbery, three counts of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, and one count of carjacking. Gentry allegedly brandished a black semi-automatic handgun while robbing the United Citizens Bank branch located at 1582 Campbellsville Road in Columbia, Kentucky, of approximately $90,000 on October 15, 2012. On the same day, in Adair County, Kentucky, Gentry is charged with taking a 1998 Ford Ranger Pickup from a person identified as “M.C.” and in doing so brandished a black semi-automatic handgun, which carries an additional charge of carjacking. One year later, on October 29, 2013, Gentry allegedly brandished a Hi-Point, semi-automatic, 9mm handgun while attempting to rob the Citizens Bank branch located at 209 Campbellsville Bypass in Campbellsville, Kentucky.
If convicted at trial, Gentry faces 122 years in prison, a fine of $1.5 million, and supervised release for a period of five years.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randy Ream and is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), with assistance from the Campbellsville Police Department, Columbia Police Department, and the Adair County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Department.
The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.