DEATH PLOT PROBE LEADS TO ARREST OF TRUCK DRIVER.Byline: Bhavna Mistry Daily News Staff Writer
An Antelope Valley This article is about the Los Angeles County region. For the census-designated place in Wyoming, see Antelope Valley-Crestview, Wyoming.
The Antelope Valley truck driver was arrested on suspicion of hiring a tenant to kill his estranged es·trange
tr.v. es·tranged, es·trang·ing, es·trang·es
1. To make hostile, unsympathetic, or indifferent; alienate.
2. To remove from an accustomed place or set of associations. wife and her boyfriend because he didn't want to lose property to her in a divorce settlement, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.
Martyn John Haggett, 35, was arrested after the tenant - fearful he was about to be double-crossed and killed - alerted authorities shortly after the contract was made, deputies said.
``He didn't want to lose his worldly possessions Noun 1. worldly possessions - all the property that someone possess; "he left all his worldly possessions to his daughter"
worldly belongings, worldly goods ,'' Deputy Cruz Solis said of Haggett. He said the couple apparently were beginning divorce proceedings.
Haggett was taken into custody shortly after 7 p.m. Monday by detectives from the Special Investigations Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department This article is about the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department, not to be confused with the smaller Los Angeles County Police
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) is a local law enforcement agency that serves Los Angeles County, California. .
Deputies said Haggett and his wife, who have three children, own real estate together and hold life insurance policies.
Officials said the would-be hit man, who lived in rental property owned by the Haggetts, walked into the Lancaster sheriff's station saying he felt his life was in danger. He cooperated with deputies, officials said.
Haggett ``told `the hit man' to meet him in a remote area,'' Solis said. The tenant told authorities he thought Haggett was planning to kill him, the deputy said.
Neighbors described the couple as longtime residents of the small tract of homes where they lived north of Lake Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. .
``They argued a lot,'' said neighbor Scott Gordan. ``She would just leave and come back about a month later.''
Gordan said Haggett owned his own truck and worked as a free-lance truck driver.
Haggett remained Tuesday at the Lancaster sheriff's station in lieu of $500,000 bail on suspicion of solicitation solicitation
In criminal law, the act of asking, inducing, or directing someone to commit a crime. The person soliciting another becomes an accomplice to the crime. The term also refers to the act of obtaining bribes, as well as to the crime of a prostitute who offers sexual and conspiracy to commit murder. He is expected to be arraigned Monday in Antelope Municipal Court.