A Trigg County murder suspect who did not show up for a court appearance earlier this year has been located and as of last week was awaiting extradition back to Kentucky.

James W. Gentry Jr. of Hopkinsville was taken into custody Friday in San Diego, California, by U.S. marshals, according to a press release from Kentucky State Police.

A resident of Hopkinsville, Gentry was charged with murder and other charges in Trigg County and was scheduled to be in Trigg County Circuit Court on July 27.

He removed his ankle monitor however.

Gentry’s charges included murder, robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Reach Tonya S. Grace at 270-887-3240 or tgrace@kentuckynewera.com.

Reach Tonya S. Grace at 270-887-3240 or tgrace@kentuckynewera.com.

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