Tennessee Man Charged With Two Armed Bank Robberies in Kentucky and Carjacking

 Eugene Earl Gentry is charged with two counts of bank robbery, three counts of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence and one count of carjacking. 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – According to David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, a Lafayette, Tennessee, man was charged today by a Federal Grand Jury with the armed robbery of two Kentucky banks, and one-count of carjacking in Adair County.

In the 6-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 in Columbia, Kentucky on October 15, 2012. He made off with approximately $90,000.

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.

One year later, on October 29, 2013, Gentry allegedly brandished a Hi-Point, semi-automatic, 9mm handgun while attempting to rob the Citizens Bank, 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.


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