House squatting case sent to Shelby Co. grand jury

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A judge in Memphis has sent charges against a woman in a house squatting case to a grand jury.

Tabitha Gentry, who calls herself Abka Re Bey, represented herself Wednesday before Criminal Court Judge Loyce Lambert-Ryan.

According to The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/YmraSW ), the judge complimented Gentry on her court presentation, but told her state law doesn’t recognize her belief that she had claim to the $3 million home, which had been foreclosed upon by a bank.

Charges of aggravated burglary, theft over $60,000 and criminal trespass were bound over to a Shelby County grand jury.

Gentry describes herself as a sovereign citizen and says she doesn’t recognize state or federal statute.