Shelbyville Man Charged In Foiled Murder-For-Hire Plot
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – A Shelbyville man has been charged in a foiled murder-for-hire plot of his wife and a prospective business partner.
David Lee Claxton, 59, was charged with attempted first degree murder and solicitation of first degree murder.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation found that Claxton tried to hire someone to kill 52-year-old Johnny Overstreet, who was a potential business partner with whom he had arranged a business deal involving a large sum of money. The investigation found he had taken more substantial steps to have Overstreet killed, and he planned to take the money for himself.
The TBI said he also planned to have his wife, 57-year-old Vickie Claxton, killed to collect life insurance money.
Claxton was arrested while a search warrant was being executed on his residence as part of the investigation on Sunday.
He was booked into the Bedford County jail without bond. A court date is scheduled for March 26.