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Lafayette, Tennessee, Man Guilty Of Two Bank Robberies In Kentucky And Carjacking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Lafayette, Tennessee, man pleaded guilty today, before Magistrate Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl, to the 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.

Eugene Earl Gentry, age 63, pleaded guilty to four counts of a federal indictment including two counts of bank robbery through force, violence, and intimidation, one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence and one count of carjacking. Gentry admitted in court to robbing the United Citizens Bank, 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 stole a 1998 Ford Ranger Pickup from United Citizens Bank manager and in doing so brandished a semi-automatic handgun which carries an additional charge of carjacking. One year later, on October 29, 2013, Gentry attempted to rob the Citizens Bank, located at 209 Campbellsville Bypass, located in Campbellsville, Kentucky.

In court, the United States and Gentry agreed to a sentence of 240 months in prison and supervised release for a period of five years. Sentencing before Senior District Judge Thomas B. Russell is scheduled for October 8, 2014, at 11am, in Bowling Green.

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.

Updated December 15, 2014