KY Man Accused In Murder-For-Hire Plot

Posted at 5:55 AM, Mar 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-30 07:35:23-04

A Kentucky man has been arrested after Nashville authorities uncovered an alleged murder-for-hire plot.

Officials with Metro Nashville Police tipped off Kentucky deputies after Kevin Gentry allegedly tried to hire a hit man to murder someone.   

Details of the alleged plot were not known.

Kentucky State Police officials said the investigation started in Barren County.

Using undercover detectives, authorities arranged a meeting with him.

CBS affiliate WLKY in Louisville has reported that Gentry met the officers at a Kmart in Glasgow.

Gentry was arrested after he allegedly presented cash and provided the victim's information.

The 49-year-old Edmonton man was facing a solicitation of murder charge.

He was being held in Barren County on a $100,000 bond. The case remained under investigation.