FLORENCE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mother and daughter have been arrested on charges that they tried to hire someone to kill the daughter's husband.
Rankin County sheriff's deputies arrested 48-year-old Tanja Peavy, and her daughter, 25-year-old Lauren Peavy, at their home in Florence on Monday.
News outlets report the women are charged with conspiracy to commit murder. They're jailed pending an initial appearance before a judge. It's unclear whether either has a lawyer to speak for her.
Rankin County deputies say they were contacted by Walthall County Sheriff's Chief Detective Jerry Martin last week. Martin told them the Peavys tried to hire a hit man to kill Marty Douglas McCalister, Lauren Peavy's husband.
Officials say the women offered an undercover Rankin County deputy $500 to kill McAlister.