A former television news reporter has been arrested after authorities allege he attempted to execute a murder-for-hire scheme.
Thomas Owens was charged on Friday after he alleged met with an undercover operative acting as a hit man. Authorities say Owens wanted his uncle killed for unknown reasons.
Owens, a former U.S. Senate candidate, once worked as a reporter for Tennessee CBS affiliate WJHL-TV.
Owens is being held at a detention center on $100,000 bond.
Johnson City Press: Former TV reporter arrested over murder plot