Bond was set Wednesday at $200,000 each for Deborah Warmack, 59, of Mooreville, and Kendall Raper, 38, of Booneville, accused of conspiring to hire someone to kill Warmack’s estranged husband, who’s name is not being released.
Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said an informant tipped off his department Tuesday that a woman allegedly was looking to hire someone to kill her husband of 28 years. Johnson said an undercover officer met with two people to discuss the plan and how it was to be carried out.
He claimed the agent was paid $200 up front and was promised two vehicles, a motorcycle, some cocaine and $15,000 from a pending insurance policy.
Both suspects were arrested later Tuesday.
Raper was described as an acquaintance of Warmack. The sheriff said he is accused of helping Warmack devise the plot.
A Lee County grand jury is expected to hear about the case in late October.
If convicted, Warmack and Raper could face up to 20 years in prison. Both remain in the Lee County Jail at this time.
Read more on this story in Thursday's NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.