AMARILLO, Texas — Federal prosecutors are contesting the pretrial release of an Amarillo man indicted on three charges of attempting to hire someone to carry out a killing after his arrest this week on two more of the same charges.

Prosecutors have filed a court motion seeking to keep 49-year-old Billy Glenn Ivy Jr. in custody of federal marshals. Ivy has been freed seven times since March after posting more than $2 million in bonds.

The Amarillo Globe-News reports Ivy was arrested Thursday and jailed in Potter County for trying to pay an undercover officer to kill multiple people. In July, records show he pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge. The newspaper also reports he’s identified in court documents as a “primary suspect” in the case of a woman missing since December.

Information from: Amarillo Globe-News,

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