Before holing up with her family in a high-end neighborhood's foreclosed home, she was arrested after a traffic stop. In late 2012, police pulled Gentry over for driving without lights on.
Her driver's license was expired, so she flashed them her sovereign citizen ID card. Instead of exiting the vehicle as police requested, Gentry locked the doors, shifted into gear, and hit one of the officers with the side of her vehicle. The other officer jumped out of the way.
Police arrested her after a short chase. She then claimed to be a member of the Moorish National Republic during her arrest.