Bob Bashara arrested by Grosse Pointe Park police, accused of trying to solicit murder of Joe Gentz
Husband of murdered Grosse Pointe Park mother, Jane Bashara, is arrested, accused of trying to have handyman Joe Gentz killed
Attorney David Griem told Local 4 Tuesday morning his client, Bob Bashara, has been arrested and could be in court sometime Wednesday.
Bashara was being held at the Grosse Pointe Park Police Department. Police have impounded his car. He was later taken to the Wayne County Jail.
Watch: Exclusive video of Bob Bashara at Wayne County Jail
Watch: Uncut: Bob Bashara arrested
Sources say Bashara was arrested for suspicion of trying to solicit the murder of Joe Gentz. Gentz has been charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in Jane Bashara's death. He was a handyman for Bob Bashara, helping him with various real estate throughout the Metro Detroit area.
Sources say Gentz told police he was forced to kill the Grosse Pointe Park mother under the order of her husband.
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Bob Bashara has been called a person of interest in his wife's January murder. However, Gentz has been the only person charged for the murder.
Watch: Uncut: Attorney 'disappointed' about Bob Bashara's arrest
"I'm deeply disappointed," Griem said. "I had been guaranteed by both the Prosecutor's Office and the Police Department that after four months of doing everything that he was asked to do by police officials if charges were brought they would not go out and arrest him. They'd give me a phone call and I'd be allowed to surrender him."
-- Police impounded Bob Bashara's vehicle on June 25.
Griem said he was not surprised by the arrest. He said he does not believe it is for Jane Bashara's murder.
"It's clear to me that he has not been arrested for the murder of Jane Bashara or conspiracy to commit the murder of Jane Bashara," Griem said. "We'll see what the evidence is and we'll go from there."
Griem said he expects Bashara will be arraigned on charges on Wednesday.
"If I had to guess I would say the court appearance would be Wednesday," he said.
Watch: Uncut: Griem expects Bashara in court this week
Stay with Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit.com for more information as it becomes available.
-- David Griem
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Grosse Pointe Park mother found dead in January
Jane Bashara was found dead in the back of her SUV in a Detroit alley on Jan. 25. She had been reported missing the night before.
Sources say a man named Joe Gentz was forced to kill the Grosse Pointe Park mother under the order of her husband.
Gentz has been charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
Bob Bashara has not been charged.