Todd Ross Whitehead, Jr. and Jacob Hunter Gentry (680).jpg

LEFT - Todd Ross Whitehead

RIGHT - Jacob Hunter Gentry

Todd Ross Whitehead on Friday entered a guilty plea in the May 2017 death of Jacob Hunter Gentry in Kirbyville. Whitehead, who was represented by Jasper attorney Matthew Morian, struck Gentry with a vehicle as the two were in a disagreement over a woman. Gentry died a few days later in a Houston hospital.

Whitehead appeared before State District Judge Delinda Gibbs-Walker and pleaded guilty on a charge of Accident Involving Death. An earlier charge of Manslaughter was dropped by the District Attorney’s Office as part of a plea deal worked out by the prosecution and defense.

According to the DA’s office, Whitehead was sentenced to one year in a state jail facility, followed by 10 years of probation. He was also ordered to pay nearly $6,000.00 in fines, fees, and court costs. There were also numerous stipulations associated with his probation.

At the hearing on Friday, family and friends of Jacob Gentry made victim impact statements to Whitehead, and he in turn begged for them to forgive him.

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