Man, 3 missing St. Marys children found in Indiana

Camden County Sheriff’s Office initially believed children, their mother were abducted

(Photos provided by family friend)

ST. MARYS, Ga. – Three young children and their mother believed to have been taken by their father on Wednesday were found safe Thursday afternoon in Indiana, according to the Camden County Sheriff’s Office. Indiana authorities were interviewing the family members to determine if they voluntarily left the state with Marshall Gentry, a sailor based at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.

The Georiga Bureau of Investigation issued a Levi’s Call -- Georgia’s version of an AMBER Alert -- Thursday afternoon for the 3-, 5- and 6-year-old children.

According to a news release from Georgia State Patrol, the children were taken by their father, Marshall Gentry, about noon Wednesday, and he might be heavily armed and suicidal.

News4Jax was told he had one child with him when he went to the school of the other two as the mother was picking them up and she may also have been taken.

A friend told News4Jax she talked to the wife on the phone and she said she was all right, but wanted to be left alone. The friend said that was very unlike her.

Deputies said Gentry may or may not have broken any laws, but they wanted to make sure the children and his wife are safe and were not taken against their will. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is also involved in the investigation.

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