Arrest made in September Monroe Co. murder

John Henry Griffin has been arrested in connection to the murder of Donald Gentry. (Provided Photo/Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

MONROE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – Authorities have made an arrest in connection to a September murder near Bloomington.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, 63-year-old John Henry Griffin was taken into custody Tuesday for the murder of Donald Gentry.

Gentry was killed inside his residence on Old State Road 37 South, approximately a mile south of the town of Bloomington.

Authorities said that Griffin was identified as a suspect two weeks before his arrest. At that time Bloomington PD and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office conducted a joint investigation. During the investigation, several potential pieces of evidence were discovered.

Deputies said Griffin is also a registered sex offender.

Griffin was transported and booked into the Monroe County Correction Center.  He faces a preliminary charge of murder.