Baptist Minister Holds Kidnapper at Gunpoint, Saves 9-Year-Old Girl
By Jenn Jacques
It’s confirmed! Carlie Trent is safe! Gary Simpson is in custody.
— TBI (@TBInvestigation) May 12, 2016
Authorities confirmed 9-year-old Carlie Trent was found yesterday afternoon more than a week after she was kidnapped by her uncle in Tennessee.
Donnie Lawson, Stuart Franklin, Larry Hamblen and Roger Carpenter — a Baptist minister — were searching a rural property out in Hawkins County when they stumbled upon little Carlie Trent and her uncle, 57-year-old Gary Simpson, Franklin told the Daily News.
Carpenter held Simpson at gunpoint while Lawson went to call the authorities. The remote area was accessible only with four-wheel drive vehicles and had limited cell phone service, said Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn.
The girl and her uncle were discovered just 20 miles from Rogersville, where Carlie had been in school last Wednesday when Simpson pulled her from class under the false pretense that her father had been in a serious car wreck.
When Carlie never got off the school bus that afternoon, her family began to worry and contacted police. Authorities in Eastern Tennessee began a search that evening; an AMBER Alert was issued the next day.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation received more than …Read the Rest
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