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Missing Tenn. Girl Carlie Trent Found, Uncle Arrested

The girl and her uncle were found on a resident's property along rural trails

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    Missing Tenn. Girl Carlie Trent Found, Uncle Arrested
    Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
    Surveillance video from a Rogersville, Tennessee, bank depicts Gary Simpson withdrawing funds on the morning of May 4th, shortly before picking up niece Carlie Trent, 9, from school. He was arrested a week later, and Carlie was found safe.

    Carlie Trent, the 9-year-old Tennessee girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her uncle last week, has been found, police said Thursday.

    Her uncle, 57-year-old Gary Simpson, is in police custody, Josh Devine, a spokesman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, confirmed to NBC News. 

    Resident Donnie Lawson and Baptist minister Roger Carpenter found Simpson and Carlie on their property along rural trails. Carpenter then held Simpson at gunpoint while Lawson called 911, TBI Director Mark Gwyn said during a press conference Thursday.

    Simpson — Carlie's uncle by marriage — has been charged with “especially aggravated kidnapping,” according to Gwyn.