Grandson indicted in murder of Carrie Elaine Gentry

Published 10:19 am Friday, June 15, 2012


A Shelby County grand jury has returned an indictment ordering the arrest of Carrie Elaine Gentry’s grandson in Gentry’s murder, according to a Shelby County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Chelsea resident Daniel Scott Gentry, 24, of Chelsea, has been charged with capital murder. He has been in the Shelby County Jail on an unrelated charge of probation violation since April 29 of this year.

Daniel Scott Gentry.

Sheriff’s investigators executed the indictment on him June 15. He remains in the Shelby County Jail without bond, according to the release.

Carrie Gentry was reported missing on March 29. Her vehicle was located on April 10 submerged in an abandoned quarry in Leeds. Carrie Gentry’s body was found in the vehicle, and a subsequent autopsy determined that her death was a homicide.

Shelby County Sheriff Chris Curry said he believes the correct person has been charged with the crime.

Carrie Elaine Gentry.

“This is a sad case for everyone involved and we all hoped it would have a different ending, but the sheriff’s office has now met its responsibility to Ms. Gentry,” Curry said in the press release.

Curry will hold a press conference June 15 at 2 p.m. at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office training center.

Check for further updates as they become available.