Mansion squatter has 2 weeks to find attorney - Mid-South News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | FOX13

Mansion squatter has 2 weeks to find attorney

Posted: Updated:
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

So-called million dollar squatter Tabitha Gentry has less than two weeks to find an attorney.

The ultimatum came from Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Jimmy Lammey following a heated exchange in court Tuesday with Gentry, a self proclaimed Moorish American.

MORE: Gentry's bond reduced from $2M to $50K
MORE: East Memphis squatter wants to represent self
MORE: East Memphis squatter yells at judge in court
MORE: Moorish squatter arrested, SWAT break into mansion
MORE: Police address estate squatter issue


Gentry was not held in contempt, however she was ordered to find an attorney.

Gentry, who also goes by the name Abka Re Bey, is accused of squatting in a $3 million foreclosed home. She had her bond reduced from $2 million to $50,000 April 10. She had her case bound over to a grand jury.

In her March 26 court appearance in General Sessions Court she told Judge Louis J. Montesi that she wants to represent herself. Gentry is charged with aggravated burglary, criminal trespassing and theft over $60,000.

Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices