Local 4 Defenders learn Joe Gentz hasn't been on best behavior behind bars

Gentz causes trouble inside Dickerson jail by refusing to take meds, starting screaming match

Published On: May 04 2012 06:04:10 PM EDT   Updated On: May 04 2012 06:26:28 PM EDT
Joseph Gentz mug

The Local 4 Defenders have learned that Joe Gentz has been causing problems behind bars, been put on lock down and has been written up nearly a dozen times.

Gentz is charged with murder in the death of Grosse Pointe Park mother Jane Bashara.

He’s currently locked up in the Dickerson jail in Hamtramck, awaiting a preliminary hearing that is set for June.

The Defenders have learned that in one incident, Gentz made hand motions like he was holding a gun and pretended to fire several rounds at a corporal.

On several occasions, he’s refused to take his medication and has acted out to the point where jail nurses don’t feel safe giving medications to other inmates while Gentz is in the common area.

In another episode, Gentz, allegedly angry that he was told his cigarettes were thrown away, goes into a screaming tirade laced with expletives.

Grosse Pointe Park mother found dead in January

Jane Bashara chain link fence

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 Gentz has told police he was forced to kill the Grosse Pointe Park mother under the order of her husband, Bob Bashara.

Gentz is charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Bob Bashara has not been charged.