NASHVILLE – A Rogersville man who was added to the TBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted list Thursday was captured later that afternoon in Hawkins County.

Gary Simpson, 57, was wanted by the Rogersville Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for Especially Aggravated Kidnapping. On May 4th, Simpson kidnapped 9-year-old Carlie Marie Trent from school. He had no custodial rights to Carlie. Simpson was the suspect of the AMBER Alert that was issued last week for Carlie Trent.

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 men held a gun on Simpson while the other man rescued Carlie and called 911.

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 on a $1,000,000 bond.

Gary Simpson mug