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East Memphis squatter held in contempt

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DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

The woman accused of squatting in an East Memphis mansion is in trouble again. Tabitha Gentry was in court Wednesday morning. She was held in contempt of court.

Today's hearing included the following heated exchange between Gentry and the presiding judge.

Gentry: "The state of Tennessee is a foreign fictitious for profit entity and it cannot bring up charges against a flesh and blood human being."

Judge: "You know Miss Gentry it seems like you pick and choose the laws you feel like picking and choosing."

Gentry: "No I don't! The law is the law!"

Judge: "You're not going to be doing anything like this in my courtroom. This is the people's courtroom not yours."

Last month, Gentry was hit with more jail time for refusing to remain quiet in front of the judge.

Gentry is accused of assaulting a police officer during an October traffic stop.

She is also charged in a separate case for illegally moving into a foreclosed mansion in East Memphis.

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Gentry is due back in court on August 5.

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