A 37-year-old Gaithersburg, Md., man offered an undercover detective $1,000 to kill his ex-wife, according to Montgomery County court records made public Monday.
Ndokey Enow, who was arrested over the weekend, was ordered held without bond Monday. He is charged with one count of solicitation for first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder, according to court records.
Enow had earlier been involved in a series of domestic violence court hearings involving the victim, detectives wrote in charging documents. The detectives alleged that they recently became aware Enow was looking for a hitman to kill his ex-wife. On Friday, police set up a sting — getting Enow to meet with an undercover officer to discuss his intentions, according to court records.
Enow spoke with the officer, gave him money to kill his ex-wife, showed him photographs of her and drove him to her neighborhood to point out where she lives, according to police allegations. Detectives arrested Enow a short time later and questioned him, asserting in arrest records that he admitted to meeting a man in Silver Spring and makingarrangements to pay him $1,000 to kill his ex-wife.
The records do not indicate if Enow has retained an attorney for this case yet.
— Dan Morse
Loudoun County police identified the victim of a fatal shooting that took place Saturday afternoon in the Leesburg area.
Schueyler B. Francis Sr., 21, died after a domestic argument that ended in gunfire.
No one has been arrested in the shooting.
— Julie Zauzmer
An Arlington County government worker who took bribes to help people avoid paying taxes and other charges on vehicles was sentenced to two years in prison Monday, authorities said.
Francisco Samayoa Hernandez, 33, of Silver Spring admitted that he took more than $11,000 in bribes to forge Department of Motor Vehicles paperwork so that a vehicle exporter could avoid paying taxes and other fees on several luxury vehicles.
Hernandez, who worked as a tax assessor supervisor at an Arlington County Department of Motor Vehicles office, pleaded guilty to a bribery charge in March, authorities said.
— Matt Zapotosky