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Union Sheriff: Man was attempting to hire hit man to kill family members

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UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News & UPSO) - A Ouachita Parish resident was arrested by Union Parish sheriff’s deputies and investigators over the weekend accused of solicitation of murder.

Sheriff Dusty Gates identified the man as Daniel Shawn Spillers, 41, of Downsville, which is located just over the parish line in Ouachita Parish.

Carrie Denise Hartman, 32, of Spearsville, also was arrested early Saturday accused of being an accessory after the fact of solicitation of murder. Bond for Spillers was set at $150,000 and Hartman’s bond was set at $25,000.

“We received word that the suspect was attempting to contract someone to murder family members and close friends because he felt they were trying to spend all of his father’s money,” Gates said. Investigators reported that Spillers, who described himself as a methamphetamine user, told some people that he planned to kill his brother and made a similar statement at a West Monroe residence Friday night.

Deputies from Union and Ouachita parishes attempted to find Spillers at two houses in Ouachita Parish, but were unsuccessful .Union deputies later found Spillers at a Tidwell Road address after they were told by Hartman that he was not there. She said she had dropped Spillers off at a friend’s house in Choudrant. Spillers was found in a bathroom and arrested without incident.

Hartman told investigators that Spillers had told her to tell them that he was not there and he was supposed to escape through a window. Investigators started their investigation Friday after receiving word from a confidential informant. They also notified people who had been threatened.

“We take all threats seriously,” the sheriff said.

 

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