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Police: Man who helped pregnant girlfriend escape surrenders

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Chris Gentry and Bridgette Sims (Source: Floyd County Police) Chris Gentry and Bridgette Sims (Source: Floyd County Police)

NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) – The man police said helped his pregnant girlfriend escape police custody is behind bars.

The Floyd County Sheriff's office told WAVE 3 Chris Gentry surrendered to police at 9:35 p.m. Saturday.

Gentry was arrested on an outstanding warrant for violation of probation for possession of a controlled substance, carrying a handgun without a license, possession of marijuana and operating a vehicle with a suspended license.

The Floyd County Sheriff's office arrested his girlfriend Bridgette Simson at a WalMart in New, Albany on charges of shoplifting and possession of a controlled substance. Narcotics were found in Sims system and she was sent to Floyd Memorial Hospital to check on the baby. After receiving an ultrasound she asked to use the restroom and left through an unknown bathroom exit. Sims escaped while she was at Floyd Memorial Hospital receiving an ultrasound after asking to use the restroom and leaving through an unknown bathroom exit.

Police believe once she escaped she got in contact with Gentry and had him pick her up.

Sims turned herself into police the day after her escape on September 24.

Gentry is due in court Monday.

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