A happy ending to the Amber alert KRMS reported earlier this week. 9 year old Carlie Trent has been found and is being reunited with her parents. Gary Simpson, Carlie’s non-custodial uncle took Carlie from her school more than a week ago under false pretenses. An Amber alert was issued and several leads, including possible sightings in Mid-Missouri, that ended up being false, led investigators to Hawkins County Tennessee, where locals found Simpson and Carlie deep into a resident’s property along trails only accessible by 4-wheel drive. One property owner held Simpson at gunpoint while others called 9-1-1 and rescued the 9 year old girl.
Simpson is charged with aggravated kidnapping, with the possibility of additional charges on the outcome of the investigation.