WCSO: Man who planned to hire someone to murder wife released on $100,000 bail

According to an arrest citation, Jeffery Young, 51, sought out a confidential informant to kill his wife with the goal of not becoming a suspect. (Source: WBKO)
Published: Sep. 14, 2022 at 11:50 AM CDT
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - The Warren County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man after learning he was planning to pay someone to kill his own wife.

According to an arrest citation, a confidential informant was able to provide detectives with information and two audio recordings with Young from September 6th and 12th.

The citation goes on to say that Jeffery A. Young, a 51-year-old male, sought out the confidential informant, to kill his wife after he spent time assuring their relationship looked like a healthy one from the outside, with the goal of not becoming a suspect.

During the September 6th recording, Young explains several ways he thought his plan for his wife to be murdered could play out.

The first recording indicated that Young would take his wife to a “trashy” bar where he would get her drunk. Someone would then begin an altercation with her, in which they, “could then shoot her and take off,” the citation said.

They also spoke about staging a robbery at his wife’s place of business, the citation states.

On the September 12th recording, Young told the confidential informant that he visited his wife’s place of business the week before to assure there were no cameras.

Young had allegedly been giving the confidential informant money to fix their get-away car. He also reportedly paid the informant $400 to get new tires and promised he would get more money to fix the windshield.

Detectives arrested Young on September 13th and charged him with Solicitation to Murder.

He was taken to the Warren County Regional Jail. Young was released from jail on September 14th on a bail that was set to $100,000.