A Rogersville man who was added to the TBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted list Thursday was captured later that afternoon in Hawkins County, authorities said.
Gary Simpson, 57, was wanted by the Rogersville Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for especially aggravated kidnapping.
On May 4, Simpson kidnapped 9-year-old Carlie Marie Trent from school, the TBI said. He had no custodial rights to Carlie.
Simpson was the suspect of the AMBER Alert issued this month for Carlie Trent.
In a press release, the TBI said Simpson was spotted Thursday afternoon by two Hawkins County residents who were with a group who had been searching their property. Simpson was with Carlie Trent, who was found safe. One of the men held a gun on Simpson while the other man rescued Carlie and called 911, the TBI said.
Simpson was arrested and charged with one count of especially aggravated kidnapping. He was booked into the Hawkins County Jail, where he is currently being held without bond.
More information will be added as it becomes available.