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Police: Kentucky murder suspect sought after cutting ankle monitor in Hopkinsville

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Posted at 1:40 PM, Jul 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-27 14:49:16-04

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (WTVF)  — Hopkinsville police have asked the public’s help in locating a Trigg County murder suspect who cut off his ankle monitor while out on bond.

Police said 46-year-old James W. Gentry cut off the ankle monitor Tuesday morning. His last known location was on the corner of Cox Mill Road and Wooldridge Road in Hopkinsville.

Investigators shared a surveillance photo showing Gentry wearing dark pants and a red shirt walking alongside another man. Police said they both left a Circle K on Lafayette Road in a pick-up truck.

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Gentry was charged with murder in the 2018 killing of Keith Hayes Jr. after his body was found off of Buffalo Road in Cadiz.

Police said he's 6 feet tall and weighs about 168 pounds. Anyone with information on his whereabouts was asked to call 270-890-1300.