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Alorton city administrator indicted for allegedly lying to FBI agents

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The village of Alorton, Illinois City Administrator La Mar Gentry was indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly lying to FBI agents.

The charge stems from an investigation into a shooting in north St. Louis County on September 19, 2017 involving a car registered to Gentry. In a story seen only on News 4, North County Cooperative officers said they were called to the 8300 block of Page Avenue because of reports of shots being fired from a white Chevrolet Impala.

According to the police report, officers saw a car matching the description of the Impala and chased the vehicle a short distance before it stopped and the occupants ran away. News 4 learned the license plates on the vehicle were municipal plates assigned to Gentry.

FBI agents with the Southern Illinois Public Corruption Task Force investigated and, according to the indictment, Gentry told the agents the Impala had previously been sold and partially paid for by the purchaser. But, the indictment states, “When in fact Lamar Gentry knew that the vehicle had not been partially paid for, there was no bill of sale and therefore the vehicle had not been sold.”

According to the indictment, the white Impala registered to Gentry may have been stolen and used in drug activity.

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