SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A Chaffee, Missouri man is behind bars after allegedly trying to hire someone to kill a family member.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Samuel Lix, 24, asked an undercover state trooper to murder a family member who lives in Benton, Missouri.
A confidential informant reportedly contacted the Highway Patrol after Lix allegedly approached the informant about killing his ex-wife. The informant set up a meeting between Lix and the undercover officer at a cemetery near Oran.
During the meeting, Lix allegedly gave the trooper a sketch of his ex-wife's home, the license plates of the vehicle she usually drives, and a picture of her. The undercover officer said Lix also gave him the gun to use along with some cash.
He reportedly said he wanted his wife dead because she was trying to get custody of their child and was making him pay $700 a month in child support.
Lix was arrested at his home in Chaffee on Thursday, Aug. 17.
He faces charges of conspiracy to commit murder and endangering the welfare of a child. Lix is being held on $250,000 bond.