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TBI: Simpson added to Top Ten Most Wanted list

Carlie Trent
Carlie Trent
Gary Simpson
Gary Simpson

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has a new addition to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, Gary Simpson.

Simpson is wanted by the Rogersville Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for Especially Aggravated Kidnapping. According to a press release from the TBI, on May 4, Simpson reportedly kidnapped 9-year-old Carlie Marie Trent from school. Simpson has no custodial rights to Carlie, and the TBI believes that Carlie is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.

Simpson was last seen driving a white 2002 Dodge conversion van with Tennessee tag 173 GPS. The van has a dark stripe down the middle with light gold running boards and paint chipping off the hood. The direction of travel is unknown.

Warrants are on file with the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office. Simpson is the suspect of the AMBER Alert that is currently issued for Carlie Marie Trent.

Simpson, 57, is a white male with brown eyes and brown hair, which is balding. He stands 5 feet 10 and weighs approximately 157 pounds.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Gary Simpson is urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463). There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.